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I want to add 2 matrices using shared memory and parallel processes, in linux, but my code doesnt run correctly .
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#include <stdio.h>

#include <sys/shm.h>

#include <sys/stat.h>

#include <stdlib.h>



int main ()

{



int idA,idB,idC, child_id;

int *A,*B, *C;//the 3 arrays

int* child_memory;

int *pA, *pB, *pC;

const int size = 4096;

int i;

//allocate shared memory for an array of 5 integers

idA = shmget(IPC_PRIVATE, 5*sizeof(int), S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR);

idB = shmget(IPC_PRIVATE, 5*sizeof(int), S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR);

idC = shmget(IPC_PRIVATE, 5*sizeof(int), S_IRUSR | S_IWUSR);



//attach shared memory to parent

A = (int *) shmat(idA, NULL, 0);

B = (int *) shmat(idB, NULL, 0);

C = (int *) shmat(idC, NULL, 0);

for(i=0; i<5; i++){

         A[i]=1;

         B[i]=2;

         C[i]=0;

         }

for (i=0; i<5; i++){

    printf("A[%d]=%d B[%d]=%d  C[%d]=%d\n",i,A[i],i,B[i],i,C[i]);

}

printf("\n"); 

for(i=0;i<5; i++){

   child_id=fork();

   if (child_id==0){

       A = (int*) shmat(idA, NULL, 0);

       B = (int*) shmat(idB, NULL, 0);

       C = (int*) shmat(idC, NULL, 0);             

       C[i] = A[i] + B[i];

       

   }

   else if (child_id>0){

    wait(0);

        

   }

   else {perror("fork");exit(1);}

}   

printf("C[%d] = %d ", i,C[i]);       



shmdt(A);shmdt(B);shmdt(C);



shmctl(idA, IPC_RMID, NULL);

shmctl(idB, IPC_RMID, NULL);

shmctl(idC, IPC_RMID, NULL);

return 0;

}

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Could you elaborate a bit on how it doesn't run correctly ? What do you observe ? What did you expect instead ?
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by:dimi67
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.if you run the code you will see that t values of array C don't change at all...
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>> printf("C[%d] = %d ", i,C[ i]);  

At this point, i = 5. That'll show an out-of-range value from the array. You probably intended to put this in a loop for i from 0 to 4.

You probably also want to end the children (ie. exit) once they've done their job.

And you probably also want to let the parent wait until the children have done their job.
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ok men, I fixed it with exit(0) at the end of the child...
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