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--  This package provides a method for generating a traceback of the
--  current execution location. The traceback shows the locations of
--  calls in the call chain, up to either the top or a designated
--  number of levels.

pragma Polling (Off);
--  We must turn polling off for this unit, because otherwise we get
--  elaboration circularities with System.Exception_Tables.

package System.Traceback is

   -- Call_Chain --

   procedure Call_Chain
     (Traceback   : System.Address;
      Max_Len     : Natural;
      Len         : out Natural;
      Exclude_Min : System.Address := System.Null_Address;
      Exclude_Max : System.Address := System.Null_Address;
      Skip_Frames : Natural := 1);
   --  Store up to Max_Len code locations in Traceback, corresponding to
   --  the current call chain.
   --    Traceback is the address of an array of addresses where the
   --    result will be stored.
   --    Max_Len is the length of the Traceback array. If the call chain
   --    is longer than this, then additional entries are discarded, and
   --    the traceback is missing some of the highest level entries.
   --    Len is the returned actual number of addresses stored
   --    in the Traceback array.
   --    Exclude_Min/Exclude_Max, if non null, provide a range of addresses
   --    to ignore from the computation of the traceback.
   --    Skip_Frames says how many of the most recent calls should at least
   --    be excluded from the result, regardless of the exclusion bounds and
   --    starting with this procedure itself: 1 means exclude the frame for
   --    this procedure, 2 means 1 + exclude the frame for this procedure's
   --    caller, ...
   --  On return, the Traceback array is filled in, and Len indicates
   --  the number of stored entries. The first entry is the most recent
   --  call, and the last entry is the highest level call.

   function C_Call_Chain
     (Traceback : System.Address;
      Max_Len   : Natural)
      return      Natural;
   pragma Export (C, C_Call_Chain, "system__traceback__c_call_chain");
   --  Version that can be used directly from C.

end System.Traceback;