Java代写 | COP 4600 – Homework 4


COP 4600 – Homework 4

This problem demonstrates the use of semaphores to coordinate three types of processes. Santa Claus sleeps in his shop at the North Pole and can only be woken by either:
• All nine reindeer being back from their vacation in the South Pacific or
• Some of the elves having difficulties making toys.
To allow Santa to get some sleep, the elves can only wake him when three of them are having problems. When three elves are having their problems solved, any other elves wishing to visit Santa must wait for those elves to return. It is assumed that the reindeer do not want to leave the tropics, and therefore stay there until the last possible moment – they only return in December. The last reindeer to arrive must get Santa while the others wait in a warming hut before being harnessed to the sleigh.

As this is a relatively complex problem, I have decomposed it in a number of steps. You need to submit solutions to Steps 1…4. Normally, the solution for a step is the starting point for the next step.
Step 0:
Download the file from the webpage. Compile and run (the main function is in Study the code and the output. Notice that in many places in to the code there are FIXME comments which give an idea of what is supposed to go there.
Also note that, for the time being, there are no semaphores or other synchronization primitives in the code.
Step 1: (1 pt)
Observe that the threads corresponding to Santa, the reindeer and the elves never terminate. Implement a way to terminate these threads at day 370 using deferred termination (i.e. do not kill the threads explicitly).
Step 2: (1 pt)
Starting from step 1, create a version where:
-there is no reindeer present
-as soon as an elf runs into a problem, it goes to Santa’s door
-as soon as an elf is at Santa’s door and Santa is sleeping, he wakes up Santa
-if woken up, Santa solves the problems of all elves who are at the door.
Step 3: (1 pt)
Starting from step 2, create a version where
-there is no reindeer present
-unless there are three elves which are in TROUBLE, the elves stay in TROUBLE. When the third elf gets in TROUBLE, they go to Santa’s door.
-if there is any elf at Santa’s door, the elves who get into TROUBLE, they stay there, and only go to Santa’s door when the previous elves came back.
-as soon as an elf is at Santa’s door and Santa is sleeping, he wakes up Santa
-if woken up, Santa solves the problems of all elves who are at the door.
Step 4: (1 pt)
Now, notice that Step 3 still did not use any synchronization primitives – even when in TROUBLE or at Santa’s door, the elf threads are spinning.
Using semaphores, change the code from Step 3 in such a way that the threads of the Elves are in a wait() state when they are in the TROUBLE mode.
Bonus Step 5: (1 pt – bonus)
Now, bring in the reindeers, and implement the code necessary such that:
-the first 8 reindeers to come back from BEACH stay at the WARMING_SHED.
-the reindeers in the WARMING_SHED are in the wait() state
-the last reindeer wakes up Santa
-Santa hooks up the reindeers to the SLEIGH and wakes their thread up


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