This object of this program is to implement a critical section (CS) by message passing. The messages are sent down Unix pipes.
There are three operations performed on the pipes: create, read and write.

The STORE_MANAGER receives messages from PROC1 and PROC2 (clients) through the pipes P1 and P2, respectively. It responds to messages from PROC1 by placing the responses in the pipe P3 and responds to messages from PROC2 by placing the responses in the pipe P4.
Each message as it is sent or received is time-stamped and logged in the file 'LOG.DAT' by the STORE_MANAGER and by the PROCi processes.

The STORE_MANAGER keeps in a TABLE, an array of size SIZE, pairs ID and VALUE.

The TABLE is a structure of the form

    struct {
      char id[NAME_SIZE+1];
      int value;
    } TABLE[SIZE];

The ids and values kept in TABLE are read from the file
'INIT.DAT' one record per line.

The INIT.DAT file might look like:


On the TABLE are carried out two operations, TABLE_UPDATE and TABLE_READ.

Function headers/definitions are of the form:

    /* adds the value VAL of WHO to current value.
      returns 0 if successful} VAL could be negative */

    /* retrieves the value of WHO and stores it in VAL.
      returns 0 if successful */

Here is how the STORE_MANAGER should behave:

       initialization (including opening LOG.DAT in
          append+write mode, opening and reading INIT.DAT to
          initialize TABLE);
            wait for the arrival of a new request;
            log the message and start the corresponding operation;
       end loop;

STORE_MANAGER receives messages that consist of, in sequence:

    o An Origin Code ['1' for PROC1, '2' for PROC2]
    o An Origin id [the process id of the sending process]
    o A message code ['U' for TABLE_UPDATE, 'R' for TABLE_READ]
    o The operands required by the corresponding operation
          [hence for TABLE_UPDATE, the 'U' will be followed by a
          TABLE_ID id and by a TABLE_ELEM value,
          while for TABLE_READ, the 'R' will be followed only
          by TABLE_ID.]

The STORE_MANAGER responses consist of the character representing the operation requested, followed by the result of the operation ['0' for success, '1' for failure], followed by the values involved in the operation [both TABLE_ID and TABLE_ELEM].

PROC1 and PROC2 have the same form
   [but read from alternate files]

       initialization (including opening LOG.DAT in append+write mode);
            read TRANSi which will contain R or U for
            TABLE_READ or TABLE_UPDATE respectively,
            followed by the TABLE_ID, and TABLE_ELEM for U .
         /* ie R NETSCAPE   or U NETSCAPE 5   */
            send the request and log it;
            wait for the corresponding response and log it;
            wait some time [about 3 seconds];
       /* PROCi should immediately respond to signals */
       end loop;
       /* once the file has been read, the process should
          go into a wait state, waiting for signals from
          the parent */
end PROCi
HMW_MAIN, after starting the other processes, in a loop prompts the users to ask if they want to see statistical information from PROC1 and PROC2. The executable for the project is called p2. To run the program enter p2 with command line arguments the names of four files [for convenience in the following it is assumed these names are
INIT.DAT, LOG.DAT, and TRANSi, but they could be any name].

The program consists of the following files:
header.h, p2.c, and a makefile.

To run the program enter:


Project should contain following files:

source code
documentation -- a text file called p2.txt
   see the syllabus for contents of the documentation file
any other necessary files

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#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#include <errno.h>
#include <fcntl.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include "header.h"

#define MAX_INT 99999
#define END 3
#define ERROR 4

int size;

void child(int progCode, char * trans, char * log, int readPipe[], int writePipe []);
int parent(char * log, int readPipe[], int writePipe []);
void setMessage(message *m, char action, char id[], int value, int code);

int main(int argc, char** argv) {
    FILE * init;
    char id[NAME_SIZE + 1];
    int value;
    char action;
    int p1[2], p2[2], p3[2], p4[2];
    int proc1, proc2;
    if (argc != 5) {
       printf("p2 INIT.DAT LOG.DAT TRANS1 TRANS2\n");
    size = 0;
    init = fopen(argv[1],"rw");   
    if (init == NULL ) {
       return 0;
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