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25  package sun.jvm.hotspot.debugger;
27  /** <P> This interface abstracts raw access to operating system-level
28      threads. In a debugging environment these methods map to, for
29      example, thread_db calls on Solaris (see /usr/include/thread_db.h)
30      or the Win32 debugging API calls. In a runtime environment these
31      might map directly to pthread calls. </P>
33      <P> Implementors of this interface must provide equals() and
34      hashCode() methods which work properly regardless of how the
35      ThreadProxy is obtained, in particular either through {@link
36      sun.jvm.hotspot.debugger.ThreadAccess} or the thread list provided
37      by {@link sun.jvm.hotspot.debugger.cdbg.CDebugger}. This allows
38      matching up of the OS's notion of the thread list of the target
39      process with any user-level lists that may be present (i.e., the
40      JavaThread list in the HotSpot VM). </P>
42      <P> Implementors of this interface should also provide a
43      toString() which converts the ThreadProxy to a value easily
44      recognizable in the platform's debugger. (For example, on Solaris,
45      "t@&lt;id&gt;".) </P>
47      <P> FIXME: had to be renamed from "Thread" to avoid numerous
48      clashes with java.lang.Thread -- would be nice to pick a more
49      consistent name with the rest of the system. </P> */
51  public interface ThreadProxy {
52    /** Retrieves the context for the given thread. It is only valid to
53        call this method if the thread is suspended (i.e., the process
54        has not been resumed via ProcessControl); throws an
55        IllegalThreadStateException if it is not. */
56    public ThreadContext getContext() throws IllegalThreadStateException;
58    /** Indicates whether calls to setContext() are valid. */
59    public boolean canSetContext() throws DebuggerException;
61    /** Sets the context for the given thread. The passed ThreadContext
62        must be a modified version of one returned from a previous call
63        to getContext(). It is only valid to call this method if the
64        thread is suspended (i.e., the process has not been resumed via
65        ProcessControl); throws an IllegalThreadStateException if it is
66        not. Throws a DebuggerException if the target process can not be
67        modified, for example because it is a core file. */
68    public void setContext(ThreadContext context)
69      throws IllegalThreadStateException, DebuggerException;
70  }