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     NEWPROC(9.2)                                         NEWPROC(9.2)

          P, newproc, muxnewwind, newwindow, tolayer, debug, getproc,
          getproctab - jerq process control

          #include <jerq.h>

          extern struct Proc *P;

          struct Proc *newproc(f) void (*f)();

          struct Proc *newwindow(f); void (*f)();

          void tolayer(l) Layer *l;

          void debug();

          struct Proc *getproc();

          struct Proc *getproctab();

          #include <msgs.h>
          void muxnewwind(p, c) struct Proc *p; int c;

          Processes in the jerq consist of a coroutine-style process
          structure and an associated layer (see newlayer(9.2)), allo-
          cated independently.  This section describes the process
          allocation and control primitives.  They are direct links to
          the system's own control structures, so given mux's open
          addressing, they should be used with care.

          Each process has a global variable P that points to its pro-
          cess structure.  The only regular use of P is to check that
          the process has been reshaped:

               if(P->state & RESHAPED){
                    P->state &= ~RESHAPED;

          The definition of struct Proc is in the include file
          /usr/jerq/include/jerqproc.h, which is included automati-
          cally by jerq.h.

          Newproc allocates a new process, returning a pointer to it,
          or 0 if one cannot be allocated.  The argument f points to
          the program text to be executed.  The special case f=0 cre-
          ates a process running the default terminal program, and is
          almost always how newproc should be called; use 32ld(9.1) to

     NEWPROC(9.2)                                         NEWPROC(9.2)

          run non-standard programs.  A process is disabled by setting
          p->state to zero.  After calling newproc, the process must
          be bound to a layer and Unix told of its presence, typically

               struct Proc *p;
               Rectangle r;
               p = newproc((struct Proc *)0);
               if(p == 0)
               p->layer = newlayer(r);
               if(p->layer == 0){
                    p->state = 0;
               p->rect = r;
               muxnewwind(p, C_NEW);

          The second argument to muxnewwind should be C_RESHAPE if an
          existing process is being given a new layer.  If the process
          is not running the default terminal program, its variables
          display and Drect must be set:

               struct udata *u=((struct udata *)p->data);
               This procedure works regardless of whether the process
               being manipulated is itself.

          Newwindow creates a process by the above procedure, going
          through the standard user interface to select the rectangle
          for the process's layer.

          Tolayer takes an argument layer pointer and makes the pro-
          cess in that layer the receiver of mouse and keyboard

          Getproc presents the user with a gunsight cursor and returns
          the address of the process whose layer is indicated with the
          mouse.  Getproctab simply returns the address of the base of
          the process table array.  This is an array of NPROC process
          structures.  NPROC is stored in the word immediately lower
          in address than the process table.

          Debug announces to the system that the calling process is
          prepared to handle exceptions by other processes.

          These primitives are awkward at best, and are subject to
          Creating a process without a layer or vice versa is danger-