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D.16 Multiprocessor Implementation

This subclause allows implementations on multiprocessor platforms to be configured. 

Static Semantics

The following language-defined library package exists: 
package System.Multiprocessors is
   pragma Preelaborate(Multiprocessors);
   type CPU_Range is range 0 .. implementation-defined;
   Not_A_Specific_CPU : constant CPU_Range := 0;
   subtype CPU is CPU_Range range 1 .. CPU_Range'Last;
   function Number_Of_CPUs return CPU;
end System.Multiprocessors;
A call of Number_Of_CPUs returns the number of processors available to the program. Within a given partition, each call on Number_Of_CPUs will return the same value.
For a task type (including the anonymous type of a single_task_declaration) or subprogram, the following language-defined representation aspect may be specified:
The aspect CPU is an expression, which shall be of type System.Multiprocessors.CPU_Range.

Legality Rules

If the CPU aspect is specified for a subprogram, the expression shall be static.
 The CPU aspect shall not be specified on a task interface type.

Dynamic Semantics

 The expression specified for the CPU aspect of a task is evaluated for each task object (see 9.1). The CPU value is then associated with the task object whose task declaration specifies the aspect.
 The CPU aspect has no effect if it is specified for a subprogram other than the main subprogram; the CPU value is not associated with any task.
 The CPU value is associated with the environment task if the CPU aspect is specified for the main subprogram. If the CPU aspect is not specified for the main subprogram it is implementation defined on which processor the environment task executes. 
 The CPU value determines the processor on which the task will activate and execute; the task is said to be assigned to that processor. If the CPU value is Not_A_Specific_CPU, then the task is not assigned to a processor. A task without a CPU aspect specified will activate and execute on the same processor as its activating task if the activating task is assigned a processor. If the CPU value is not in the range of System.Multiprocessors.CPU_Range or is greater than Number_Of_CPUs the task is defined to have failed, and it becomes a completed task (see 9.2).

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