The following pseudocode is a correct implementation of the producer/consumer problem with a bounded buffer:
Labels p1, p2, p3 and c1, c2, c3 refer to the lines of code shown above (p2 and c2 each cover three lines of code). Semaphores empty and full are linear semaphores that can take unbounded negative and positive values. There are multiple producer processes, referred to as Pa, Pb, Pc, etc., and multiple consumer processes, referred to as Ca, Cb, Cc, etc. Each semaphore maintains a FIFO (first-in-first-out) queue of blocked processes. In the scheduling chart below, each line represents the state of the buffer and semaphores after the scheduled execution has occurred. To simplify, we assume that scheduling is such that processes are never interrupted while executing a given portion of code p1, or p2, ., or c3. Your task is to complete the following chart.

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