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/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 8; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* vim: set ts=8 sts=2 et sw=2 tw=80: */
/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
* License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this file,
* You can obtain one at */
#ifndef mozilla_ipc_backgroundchild_h__
#define mozilla_ipc_backgroundchild_h__
#include "mozilla/Attributes.h"
class nsIEventTarget;
namespace mozilla {
namespace dom {
class BlobImpl;
class ContentChild;
class ContentParent;
class ContentProcess;
} // namespace dom
namespace ipc {
class PBackgroundChild;
class PBackgroundStarterChild;
// This class allows access to the PBackground protocol. PBackground allows
// communication between any thread (in the parent or a child process) and a
// single background thread in the parent process. Each PBackgroundChild
// instance is tied to the thread on which it is created and must not be shared
// across threads. Each PBackgroundChild is unique and valid as long as its
// designated thread lives.
// Creation of PBackground is synchronous. GetOrCreateForCurrentThread will
// create the actor if it doesn't exist yet. Thereafter (assuming success)
// GetForCurrentThread() will return the same actor every time.
// CloseForCurrentThread() will close the current PBackground actor. Subsequent
// calls to GetForCurrentThread will return null. CloseForCurrentThread() may
// only be called exactly once for each thread-specific actor. Currently it is
// illegal to call this before the PBackground actor has been created.
// The PBackgroundChild actor and all its sub-protocol actors will be
// automatically destroyed when its designated thread completes.
// InitContentStarter must be called on the main thread
// with an actor bridging to the relevant target process type before these
// methods can be used.
class BackgroundChild final {
friend class mozilla::dom::ContentParent;
friend class mozilla::dom::ContentProcess;
// See above.
static PBackgroundChild* GetForCurrentThread();
// See above.
static PBackgroundChild* GetOrCreateForCurrentThread();
// See above.
static void CloseForCurrentThread();
// See above.
static void InitContentStarter(mozilla::dom::ContentChild* aContent);
// Only called by this class's friends.
static void Startup();
} // namespace ipc
} // namespace mozilla
#endif // mozilla_ipc_backgroundchild_h__