Lab #3 Solution

$30.00

Category:

Description

In this lab you will implement user processes and system calls.

 

As supplied, Pintos is incapable of running user processes and only implements two systems calls. Pintos does, however, have the ability to load ELF binary executable, and has a fully functioning page-based, non-virtual memory management system.

 

There are three parts to this lab; each depends on the previous one.

 

  • Allow simple user process to run.

 

  • Support argument passing to user processes.

 

  • Implement seven new systems calls.

 

 

This lab is worth 15% of your final grade.

 

Submissions are due NO LATER than 23:59, Wednesday May 30, 2017 ( three weeks )

 

 

Setup

 

SSH in to one of the two CMPS111 teaching servers using your CruzID Blue password:

 

Or $ ssh <cruzid>@noggin.soe.ucsc.edu ( use Putty http://www.putty.org/ if on Windows )
$ ssh <cruzid>@nogbad.soe.ucsc.edu

 

Authenticate with Kerberos and AFS:

 

$ kinit

 

$ aklog

 

Create a suitable place to work: ( only do this the first time you log in )

 

$ mkdir –p ~/CMPS111/Lab3

 

$ cd ~/CMPS111/Lab3

 

Install the lab environment: ( only do this once )

 

$ tar xvf /var/classes/CMPS111/Spring18/Lab3.tar.gz

 

Build Pintos:

 

$ cd ~/CMPS111/Lab3/pintos/src/userprog ( note this is different to Labs 1 & 2 ) $ make

 

Run the first test:

 

$ ../utils/pintos -v -k -T 60 –qemu –filesys-size=2 \ -p build/tests/userprog/args-none -a args-none \

 

— -q -f run args-none

 

Note “\” characters are line continuation marks and should be removed if you cut-and-paste this.

 

Also try:

 

$ make check                ( runs the required functional tests – see below )

 

$ make grade                ( tells you what grade you will get – see below )

 

 

 

 

University of California Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering                 CMPS111 Spring 2018 Lab 3                 Copyright © 2017-2018 David C. Harrison. All rights reserved.

 

Accessing the teaching server file system from your personal computer

 

Follow the instructions from Lab 1:

 

https://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/cmps111/Spring18/SECURE/CMPS111-Lab1.pdf

 

 

Background Information

 

(1) Pintos Calling Conventions

 

Pinto is a Unix-like operating system and should implement the standard Unix / C calling convention.

 

To understand how arguments are passed to Unix / C programs, consider the command:

 

/bin/ls -l foo bar

 

Also recall that the prototype for a C program entry point is:

 

int main(int argc, char *argv[])

 

Where argc is the number of arguments passed to the program (including the program name) and argv is an array containing pointers to each of the arguments stored as null-terminated character arrays.

 

To execute this program with the supplied arguments, we need to do the following:

 

  • Break this command into words: ”/bin/ls”, ”-l”, ”foo”, and ”bar”.

 

  • Place these words at the top of the stack, in right to left order.

 

  • Push onto the stack the address of each string plus a null pointer sentinel, in right-to-left order.

 

  • These are the elements of argv. The null pointer sentinel ensures that argv[argc] is a null pointer, as required by the C standard. The order ensures that argv[0] is at the lowest virtual address. Word-aligned accesses are faster than unaligned accesses, so for best performance, round the stack pointer down to a multiple of 4 before the first push.

 

  • Push argv (the address of argv[0]) and argc, in that order.

 

  • Finally, push a fake “return address”. Although the entry function will never return, its stack frame must have the same structure as any other.

 

The figure below shows the contents in the stack before executing the user program. We assume here that PHYS_BASE is 0xc0000000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University of California Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering                 CMPS111 Spring 2018 Lab 3                 Copyright © 2017-2018 David C. Harrison. All rights reserved.

 

As shown above, your code should start with the stack at the very top of the user virtual address space, in the page just below virtual address PHYS_BASE ( defined in threads/vaddr.h ).

 

The equivalent output for the “args-none” test is as follows:

 

 

 

 

If your addresses EXACTLY match these, you are well on your way to a passing test.

 

 

(2) System Calls

 

Most user programs require services provided by Pintos; they access those capabilities by making system calls. To support this feature, you will need to extend the existing rudimentary system call implementation in userprog/syscall.c.

 

The system calls of interest in this lab are:

 

  • create : Creates a new file. Return true if successful and false otherwise.

 

  • open : Open a file and return the corresponding file descriptor (i.e. an integer handle). Note that file descriptor 0 is reserved for standard input and file descriptor 1 is reserved for standard output.

 

  • read : Read a specified number of bytes from an existing, open file into a buffer in the user program, returning the number of bytes actually read, or -1 if read failed.

 

  • write: Write a specified number of bytes to an open file from a buffer in the user program. Return the number of bytes actually written or -1 if an error occurs.

 

  • close : Close an open file.

 

  • exec : Starts the execution of a user program and returns the ID of the newly created child process if The parent process should not return from the exec system call until it knows whether the child process has successfully loaded its executable code.

 

  • wait : Waits for a child process to complete and retrieves the child’s exit value.

 

 

Note that the above descriptions are a guide only, your system calls must do whatever the tests demand they do!

 

Using the GIT revision control system with Pintos

 

The CMPS111 teaching server has GIT installed and we highly recommend you use it to track the changes you make, though this is not required.

 

CMPS111 is not, however, a GIT training course. But Google is your friend, so find some beginner tutorials and study them if you have never used GIT. But also remember you have friends in the shape of your classmates, the TAs, and your instructor. If you want to know how to setup and use GIT, just ask someone.

 

 

Using the GNU Debugger (GDB) with Pintos

 

In Lab 1 and Lab 2, many of you will have “debugged” you code using printf statements and assertions.

 

The code you will write in this Lab is significantly more complex and an appropriately more sophisticated mechanism for examining your code as it runs is required.

 

Run a test in debug node (note the new argument):

 

$ pintos -v -k -T 60 –qemu –filesys-size=2 \

 

-p build/tests/userprog/args-none -a args-none \ –gdb — -q -f run args-none

 

In a separate terminal, run GDB for Pintos:

 

$ pintos-gdb build/kernel.o

 

At the prompt, connect to the running test:

 

(gdb) target remote localhost:1234

 

GDB will respond:

 

Remote debugging using localhost:1234

 

0x0000fff0 in ?? ()

 

From there on in, set breakpoints and step into or over functions as required.

 

To get the test to run to completion, enter “C” at the (gdb) prompt.

 

If you don’t know how to use GDB, remember, Google is your friend. A quick search for “gdb tutorial C” will find you an abundance of information.

 

IMPORTANT: Note that these instructions only work if no-one else is using Pintos GDB at the same time. For exclusive use, you will need to install pintos on your own machine or in a virtual machine on your own machine. See Lab 2 instructions for details.

 

 

 

What to submit

 

In a command prompt:

 

$ cd ~/CMPS111/Lab3/pintos/src/userprog

 

$ make submit

 

This creates a gzipped tar archive named CMPS111-Lab3.tar.gz in your home directory.

 

UPLOAD THIS FILE TO THE APPROPRIATE CANVAS ASSIGNMENT.

 

In addition to submitting modified and new source files, you are required to write a short report (no more than two pages) on your work.

 

This report should contain at least:

 

  • A defense of the rationale behind your design

 

  • Details of tests your submission fails and what investigations you undertook to try and find out why

 

If you keep a simple journal as you work your way through this lab, writing the report will be easy – it’s essentially a tidied up version of your journal.

 

SUBMIT YOU REPORT TO CANVAS IN THE SAME ASSIGNMENT AS YOUR CODE ARCHIVE.

 

Note that the report WILL NOT BE READ unless plagiarism is detected in your submission.

 

 

Requirements

 

User Processes:

 

  • Give Pintos the ability to execute user processes mapped one-to-one with kernel threads.

 

  • Pass the following test:
  • args-none

 

Arguments to User Processes:

 

  • Allow Pintos user processes to accept command line arguments.

 

  • Pass the following tests:

 

  • args-single o args-multiple o args-many
  • args-dbl-space

 

System Calls:

 

  • Implement the create, open, read, write, close, exec, and wait function calls.

 

  • Pass the following tests:
  • create-empty o create-long o create-normal o create-exists o open-missing o open-normal o open-twice

 

o read-normal o read-zero o write-normal o write-zero

 

o close-normal o exec-once o exec-multiple o wait-simple

 

  • wait-twice

 

 

 

University of California Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering                 CMPS111 Spring 2018 Lab 3                 Copyright © 2017-2018 David C. Harrison. All rights reserved.


error: Content is protected !!