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--                         GNAT COMPILER COMPONENTS                         --
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--               S Y S T E M . S E C O N D A R Y _ S T A C K                --
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with System.Storage_Elements;

package System.Secondary_Stack is

   package SSE renames System.Storage_Elements;

   procedure SS_Init (Stk : out System.Address; Size : Natural);
   --  Initialize the secondary stack with a main stack of the given Size.
   --  All further allocations which do not overflow the main stack will not
   --  generate dynamic (de)allocation calls. If the main Stack overflows
   --  a new chuck of at least the same size will be allocated and linked
   --  to the previous chunk.
   --  Note: the reason that Stk is passed is that SS_Init is called before
   --  the proper interface is established to obtain the address of the
   --  stack using System.Soft_Links.Get_Sec_Stack_Addr.

   procedure SS_Allocate
     (Address      :    out System.Address;
      Storage_Size : in     SSE.Storage_Count);
   --  Allocate enough space for a 'Storage_Size' bytes object with Maximum
   --  alignment. The address of the allocated space is returned in 'Address'

   procedure SS_Free (Stk : System.Address);
   --  Release the memory allocated for the Secondary Stack. That is to say,
   --  all the allocated chuncks.

   type Mark_Id is private;
   --  Type used to mark the stack.

   function SS_Mark return Mark_Id;
   --  Return the Mark corresponding to the current state of the stack

   procedure SS_Release (M : Mark_Id);
   --  Restore the state of the stack corresponding to the mark M. If an
   --  additional chunk have been allocated, it will never be freed during a

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   procedure SS_Info;
   --  Debugging procedure used to print out secondary Stack allocation
   --  information. This procedure is generic in order to avoid a direct
   --  dependance on a particular IO package.


   SS_Pool : Integer;
   --  Unused entity that is just present to ease the sharing of the pool
   --  mechanism for specific allocation/deallocation in the compiler

   type Mark_Id is new SSE.Integer_Address;

end System.Secondary_Stack;