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J.7.1 Interrupt Entries

Implementations are permitted to allow the attachment of task entries to interrupts via the address clause. Such an entry is referred to as an interrupt entry.
The address of the task entry corresponds to a hardware interrupt in an implementation-defined manner. (See Ada.Interrupts.Reference in C.3.2.) 

Static Semantics

The following attribute is defined:
For any task entry X: 
For a task entry whose address is specified (an interrupt entry), the value refers to the corresponding hardware interrupt. For such an entry, as for any other task entry, the meaning of this value is implementation defined. The value of this attribute is of the type of the subtype System.Address.
Address may be specified for single entries via an attribute_definition_clause.

Dynamic Semantics

As part of the initialization of a task object, the address clause for an interrupt entry is elaborated, which evaluates the expression of the address clause. A check is made that the address specified is associated with some interrupt to which a task entry may be attached. If this check fails, Program_Error is raised. Otherwise, the interrupt entry is attached to the interrupt associated with the specified address.
Upon finalization of the task object, the interrupt entry, if any, is detached from the corresponding interrupt and the default treatment is restored.
While an interrupt entry is attached to an interrupt, the interrupt is reserved (see C.3).
An interrupt delivered to a task entry acts as a call to the entry issued by a hardware task whose priority is in the System.Interrupt_Priority range. It is implementation defined whether the call is performed as an ordinary entry call, a timed entry call, or a conditional entry call; which kind of call is performed can depend on the specific interrupt.

Bounded (Run-Time) Errors

It is a bounded error to evaluate E'Caller (see C.7.1) in an accept_statement for an interrupt entry. The possible effects are the same as for calling Current_Task from an entry body. 

Documentation Requirements

The implementation shall document to which interrupts a task entry may be attached. 
The implementation shall document whether the invocation of an interrupt entry has the effect of an ordinary entry call, conditional call, or a timed call, and whether the effect varies in the presence of pending interrupts. 

Implementation Permissions

The support for this subclause is optional.
Interrupts to which the implementation allows a task entry to be attached may be designated as reserved for the entire duration of program execution; that is, not just when they have an interrupt entry attached to them.
 Interrupt entry calls may be implemented by having the hardware execute directly the appropriate accept_statement. Alternatively, the implementation is allowed to provide an internal interrupt handler to simulate the effect of a normal task calling the entry.
The implementation is allowed to impose restrictions on the specifications and bodies of tasks that have interrupt entries.
It is implementation defined whether direct calls (from the program) to interrupt entries are allowed.
If a select_statement contains both a terminate_alternative and an accept_alternative for an interrupt entry, then an implementation is allowed to impose further requirements for the selection of the terminate_alternative in addition to those given in 9.3
1  Queued interrupts correspond to ordinary entry calls. Interrupts that are lost if not immediately processed correspond to conditional entry calls. It is a consequence of the priority rules that an accept_statement executed in response to an interrupt can be executed with the active priority at which the hardware generates the interrupt, taking precedence over lower priority tasks, without a scheduling action.
2  Control information that is supplied upon an interrupt can be passed to an associated interrupt entry as one or more parameters of mode in


Example of an interrupt entry: 
task Interrupt_Handler is
  entry Done;
  for Done'Address use Ada.Interrupts.Reference(Ada.Interrupts.Names.Device_Done);
end Interrupt_Handler;

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