pragma Thread_Local_Storage ([Entity =>] LOCAL_NAME);
This pragma specifies that the specified entity, which must be
a variable declared in a library level package, is to be marked as
"Thread Local Storage" (
TLS). On systems supporting this (which
include Solaris, GNU/Linux and VxWorks 6), this causes each thread
(and hence each Ada task) to see a distinct copy of the variable.
The variable may not have default initialization, and if there is
an explicit initialization, it must be either
null for an
access variable, or a static expression for a scalar variable.
This provides a low level mechanism similar to that provided by
Ada.Task_Attributes package, but much more efficient
and is also useful in writing interface code that will interact
with foreign threads.
If this pragma is used on a system where
TLS is not supported,
then an error message will be generated and the program will be rejected.