COMP 2710: Project 5 solved


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1. Complete the source code to simulate producer/consumer problem.
2. Understand the basics of the POSIX thread library.
3. Build a binary program on a Linux machine.
4. Run the program and record the result of the simulation.
● Each student should independently accomplish this project assignment. You may
discuss with other students to solve the coding problems.
● To embark on this project, you may choose one of the following four options.
○ Important! Option 1: For Mac and Linux users, use SSH to connect to a remote
Linux server. Please read files in “tutorial” on Canvas for details.
○ Important! Option 2: For Window 10 users, Please read “enviro_tutorial”, “Putty
Tutorial” and “Win subsystem Linux” for details.
● Important! Read the I/O format specification carefully and follow. It is very important to
your final grade of this project!
● You are highly recommended to use a Linux operating system.
1. Introduction to producer and consumer model
Producer and consumer model is a model to schedule how concurrent processes and threads
access the resources. It contains:
1. Producer: one or multiple processes/threads that produce data or release hardware
2. Consumer: the one process/threads that take in data or use hardware resource to do
A producer could also be relatively a consumer to the output of another producer, vice versa.
3. Buffer: the destination to store the output from producer or resources and later accessed
by another consumer.
Other concepts involved in our project:
4. POSIX thread: threads mechanism that satisfy POSIX standard (most operating system)
5. Mutex: a “lock” that guarantee that only one person has the access.
In this project we use POSIX threads. The “pthread” is a POSIX thread library written in C++ and
provides the basic functions.
To simplify our simulation, we assume there are only 2 posix threads. One is the consumer, the
other is the producer. The producer generates 1 unit data each time to the buffer, and the
consumer takes 1 unit data from the buffer each time. The size of the buffer is 1. One unit data is
just one integer. The producer generates integers 7, 14, 21 …. into the buffer and consumer read
them out from the buffer.
2. Follow the Format Specification (10 Points)
In the source file “Firstname_Lastname.cpp”, you will find first four comment lines:
// Firstname
// Lastname
Your first task is modifying the two lines between the beginning line and end line. Change them
into your first name and last name. Remember the strings are case-sensitive, so capitalize the
first letter of the word and follow exactly the syntax of the example.
You can see lots of similar code blocks in the file. You are free and supposed to fill your answer
between those special beginning and ending comment lines. You can insert and edit multiple lines
between special comment lines in anyways, however (Important!), as the comment indicated, do
not modify the special begin and comment lines themselves!
Let’s do the second task. Scroll down to the bottom of the file and find those lines (press “shift +
g” if you are using vi/vim):
banner_id = 903900281;
Look at your student ID card, check your banner ID. Again, change the “banner_id” value to your
own ID. Your unique student id will be compiled into the program, and the input of the experiment
also uniquely depends on your ID.
Warning: Since every student has a unique id number, the later compiled binary file is also unique.
Copy binary file from other students will be easily detected!
3. Complete Source Code (70 Points)
Read the source code and rest comments, try to understand the function of each line of code. Try
to understand the basic usage of pthread library function from the example code of producer and
from the main function.
Follow the instructions in the comments and insert proper code into the rest 7 blocks to implement
a producer/consumer model.
4. Run and Record Simulation Result (10 Points)
Compile your source code into a binary program. For example, use following command to include
the pthread library:
$ g++ Firstname_Lastname.cpp -o Firstname_Lastname -lpthread
After you compile the c++ source code successfully, please use the script command to record
the running result of the program Firstname_Lastname:
$ script Firstname_Lastname.script
Script started, file is Firstname_Lastname.script
After you run the program, you will have the following results:
Banner id: 903900281
producer produce item 7
consumer consume item 7
producer produce item 14
consumer consume item 14
producer produce item 21
consumer consume item 21
producer produce item 28
consumer consume item 28
producer produce item 35
consumer consume item 35
producer produce item 42
consumer consume item 42
producer produce item 49
consumer consume item 49
producer produce item 56
consumer consume item 56
producer produce item 63
consumer consume item 63
producer produce item 70
consumer consume item 70
You should have the same result except the different in the banner ID. Then exit recording and
save it into typescript file “Firstname_Lastname.script” by the following command:
$ exit
exit Script done, file is Firstname_Lastname.script
Warning: Since every student has a unique id number, the result of the simulation is also unique.
Copy simulation results from other students will be easily detected!
5. Deliverables (10 Points)
Since you have generated multiple script files, please save all the script files in one
directory. Create a folder “Firstname_Lastname” first. Please make sure the folder name in
correct form. You can use the command mv to rename the folder:
$ mv folder-name Firstname_Lastname
Make sure all the three files are into this folder. You should have those following files inside the
1. commands recording file: Firstname_Lastname.script
2. executable binary file: Firstname_Lastname
3. source code file: Firstname_Lastname.c
Achieve all the folder into a single tarred and compressed file with a tar command.
tar -zcvf Firstname_Lastname.tar.gz Firstname_Lastname
You need to submit one tarred file with a format Firstname_Lastname.tar.gz through Canvas.
Grading Criteria:
1. Follow the format specification: 10%
a. Do not break the special comments.
b. Input your name properly (mark #0).
c. Input your banner id properly (mark #8).
2. Complete the source code: 70%
a. Each blank worth 10, total 70 (mark #1 ~ #7).
b. See detailed specification for each blank in the source code file.
3. Compiling and running result: 10%
a. Compile the code successfully.
b. Record the running results.
4. Deliverables: 10%
a. Contains all the files.
b. Naming all the files properly.
Late Submission Penalty:
– Late submissions will not be accepted and will result in a ZERO without valid excuses, in
which case you should talk to Dr. Li to explain your situation.
– GTA/Instructor will not accept any late submission caused by internet latency.
Rebuttal Period:
You will be given three business days to read and respond to the comments and grades of your
homework or project assignment. The TA may use this opportunity to address any concern and
question you have. The TA also may ask for additional information from you regarding your
homework or project.