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--                GNU ADA RUN-TIME LIBRARY (GNARL) COMPONENTS               --
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--                 S Y S T E M . S T A C K _ C H E C K I N G                --
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--  This package provides a system-independent implementation of stack
--  checking using comparison with stack base and limit.

--  This package defines basic types and objects. Operations related to
--  stack checking can be found in package System.Stack_Checking.Operations.

with System.Storage_Elements;

package System.Stack_Checking is

   pragma Elaborate_Body;
   --  This unit has a junk null body. The reason is that historically we
   --  used to have a real body, and it causes bootstrapping path problems
   --  to eliminate it, since the old body may still be present in the
   --  compilation environment for a build.

   type Stack_Info is record
      Limit : System.Address := System.Null_Address;
      Base  : System.Address := System.Null_Address;
      Size  : System.Storage_Elements.Storage_Offset := 0;
   end record;
   --  This record may be part of a larger data structure like the
   --  task control block in the tasking case.
   --  This specific layout has the advantage of being compatible with the
   --  Intel x86 BOUNDS instruction.

   type Stack_Access is access all Stack_Info;
   --  Unique local storage associated with a specific task. This storage is
   --  used for the stack base and limit, and is returned by Checked_Self.
   --  Only self may write this information, it may be read by any task.
   --  At no time the address range Limit .. Base (or Base .. Limit for
   --  upgrowing stack) may contain any address that is part of another stack.
   --  The Stack_Access may be part of a larger data structure.

   Multi_Processor : constant Boolean := False; --  Not supported yet


   Null_Stack_Info  : aliased Stack_Info :=
     (Limit => System.Null_Address,
      Base  => System.Null_Address,
      Size  => 0);
   --  Use explicit assignment to avoid elaboration code (call to init proc).

   Null_Stack : constant Stack_Access := Null_Stack_Info'Access;
   --  Stack_Access value that will return a Stack_Base and Stack_Limit
   --  that fail any stack check.

end System.Stack_Checking;