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--  This is a NT (native) version of this package.

pragma Polling (Off);
--  Turn off polling, we do not want ATC polling to take place during
--  tasking operations. It causes infinite loops and other problems.

with Interfaces.C;
--  used for int
--           size_t

with System.OS_Interface;
--  used for pthread_mutex_t
--           pthread_cond_t
--           pthread_t

package System.Task_Primitives is

   type Lock is limited private;
   --  Should be used for implementation of protected objects.

   type RTS_Lock is limited private;
   --  Should be used inside the runtime system.
   --  The difference between Lock and the RTS_Lock is that the later
   --  one serves only as a semaphore so that do not check for
   --  ceiling violations.

   type Task_Body_Access is access procedure;
   --  Pointer to the task body's entry point (or possibly a wrapper
   --  declared local to the GNARL).

   type Private_Data is limited private;
   --  Any information that the GNULLI needs maintained on a per-task
   --  basis.  A component of this type is guaranteed to be included
   --  in the Ada_Task_Control_Block.

private

   type Lock is record
      Mutex          : aliased System.OS_Interface.CRITICAL_SECTION;
      Priority       : Integer;
      Owner_Priority : Integer;
   end record;

   type Condition_Variable is new System.OS_Interface.HANDLE;

   type RTS_Lock is new System.OS_Interface.CRITICAL_SECTION;

   type Private_Data is record
      Thread : aliased System.OS_Interface.HANDLE;
      pragma Atomic (Thread);
      --  Thread field may be updated by two different threads of control.
      --  (See, Enter_Task and Create_Task in s-taprop.adb).
      --  They put the same value (thr_self value). We do not want to
      --  use lock on those operations and the only thing we have to
      --  make sure is that they are updated in atomic fashion.

      Thread_Id : aliased System.OS_Interface.DWORD;
      --  The purpose of this field is to provide a better
      --  tasking support on gdb. The order of the two first fields (Thread
      --  and LWP) is important.

      CV : aliased Condition_Variable;
      --  Condition Variable used to implement Sleep/Wakeup

      L : aliased RTS_Lock;
      --  Protection for all components is lock L

      Current_Priority : Interfaces.C.int := 0;
      --  Active priority, except that the effects of protected object
      --  priority ceilings are not reflected. This only reflects explicit
      --  priority changes and priority inherited through task activation
      --  and rendezvous.
      --
      --  Ada 95 notes: In Ada 95, this field will be transferred to the
      --  Priority field of an Entry_Calls component when an entry call
      --  is initiated. The Priority of the Entry_Calls component will not
      --  change for the duration of the call. The accepting task can
      --  use it to boost its own priority without fear of its changing in
      --  the meantime.
      --
      --  This can safely be used in the priority ordering
      --  of entry queues. Once a call is queued, its priority does not
      --  change.
      --
      --  Since an entry call cannot be made while executing
      --  a protected action, the priority of a task will never reflect a
      --  priority ceiling change at the point of an entry call.
      --
      --  Protection: Only written by Self, and only accessed when Acceptor
      --  accepts an entry or when Created activates, at which points Self is
      --  suspended.

      Stack_Size : Interfaces.C.size_t;
      --  Requested stack size.
      --  Protection: Only used by Self.

      Aborted : Boolean := False;
      --  Used to abort tasks asynchronously
   end record;

end System.Task_Primitives;