1. 20 Feb, 2016 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Fix a double-free bug in -fexternal-interpreter · 23404857
      Simon Marlow authored
      Originally I planned to make this reference manually managed, but it
      looks like at some point I gave it a finalizer on the GHC side, but
      forgot to remove the manual free here.  The result is that ghc-iserv
      could crash in getStablePtr sometimes when using TH.
      23404857
  2. 08 Jan, 2016 2 commits
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Support for qRecover in TH with -fexternal-interpreter · 09425cbe
      Simon Marlow authored
      Summary: This completes the support for TH with -fexternal-interpreter.
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: bgamari, ezyang, austin, niteria, goldfire, erikd
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1748
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11100
      09425cbe
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Enable stack traces with ghci -fexternal-interpreter -prof · 6be09e88
      Simon Marlow authored
      Summary:
      The main goal here is enable stack traces in GHCi.  After this change,
      if you start GHCi like this:
      
        ghci -fexternal-interpreter -prof
      
      (which requires packages to be built for profiling, but not GHC
      itself) then the interpreter manages cost-centre stacks during
      execution and can produce a stack trace on request.  Call locations
      are available for all interpreted code, and any compiled code that was
      built with the `-fprof-auto` familiy of flags.
      
      There are a couple of ways to get a stack trace:
      
      * `error`/`undefined` automatically get one attached
      * `Debug.Trace.traceStack` can be used anywhere, and prints the current
        stack
      
      Because the interpreter is running in a separate process, only the
      interpreted code is running in profiled mode and the compiler itself
      isn't slowed down by profiling.
      
      The GHCi debugger still doesn't work with -fexternal-interpreter,
      although this patch gets it a step closer.  Most of the functionality
      of breakpoints is implemented, but the runtime value introspection is
      still not supported.
      
      Along the way I also did some refactoring and added type arguments to
      the various remote pointer types in `GHCi.RemotePtr`, so there's
      better type safety and documentation in the bridge code between GHC
      and ghc-iserv.
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: bgamari, ezyang, austin, hvr, goldfire, erikd
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1747
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #11047, #11100
      6be09e88
  3. 31 Dec, 2015 1 commit
  4. 22 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Ryan Scott's avatar
      Rework Template Haskell's handling of strictness · f975b0b1
      Ryan Scott authored and Ben Gamari's avatar Ben Gamari committed
      Currently, Template Haskell's treatment of strictness is not enough to
      cover all possible combinations of unpackedness and strictness. In
      addition, it isn't equipped to deal with new features (such as
      `-XStrictData`) which can change a datatype's fields' strictness during
      compilation.
      
      To address this, I replaced TH's `Strict` datatype with
      `SourceUnpackedness` and `SourceStrictness` (which give the programmer a
      more complete toolkit to configure a datatype field's strictness than
      just `IsStrict`, `IsLazy`, and `Unpack`). I also added the ability to
      reify a constructor fields' strictness post-compilation through the
      `reifyConStrictness` function.
      
      Fixes #10697.
      
      Test Plan: ./validate
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, bgamari, austin
      
      Reviewed By: goldfire, bgamari
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1603
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #10697
      f975b0b1
  5. 17 Dec, 2015 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Remote GHCi, -fexternal-interpreter · 4905b83a
      Simon Marlow authored
      Summary:
      (Apologies for the size of this patch, I couldn't make a smaller one
      that was validate-clean and also made sense independently)
      
      (Some of this code is derived from GHCJS.)
      
      This commit adds support for running interpreted code (for GHCi and
      TemplateHaskell) in a separate process.  The functionality is
      experimental, so for now it is off by default and enabled by the flag
      -fexternal-interpreter.
      
      Reaosns we want this:
      
      * compiling Template Haskell code with -prof does not require
        building the code without -prof first
      
      * when GHC itself is profiled, it can interpret unprofiled code, and
        the same applies to dynamic linking.  We would no longer need to
        force -dynamic-too with TemplateHaskell, and we can load ordinary
        objects into a dynamically-linked GHCi (and vice versa).
      
      * An unprofiled GHCi can load and run profiled code, which means it
        can use the stack-trace functionality provided by profiling without
        taking the performance hit on the compiler that profiling would
        entail.
      
      Amongst other things; see
      https://ghc.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/RemoteGHCi for more details.
      
      Notes on the implementation are in Note [Remote GHCi] in the new
      module compiler/ghci/GHCi.hs.  It probably needs more documenting,
      feel free to suggest things I could elaborate on.
      
      Things that are not currently implemented for -fexternal-interpreter:
      
      * The GHCi debugger
      * :set prog, :set args in GHCi
      * `recover` in Template Haskell
      * Redirecting stdin/stdout for the external process
      
      These are all doable, I just wanted to get to a working validate-clean
      patch first.
      
      I also haven't done any benchmarking yet.  I expect there to be slight hit
      to link times for byte code and some penalty due to having to
      serialize/deserialize TH syntax, but I don't expect it to be a serious
      problem.  There's also lots of low-hanging fruit in the byte code
      generator/linker that we could exploit to speed things up.
      
      Test Plan:
      * validate
      * I've run parts of the test suite with
      EXTRA_HC_OPTS=-fexternal-interpreter, notably tests/ghci and tests/th.
      There are a few failures due to the things not currently implemented
      (see above).
      
      Reviewers: simonpj, goldfire, ezyang, austin, alanz, hvr, niteria, bgamari, gibiansky, luite
      
      Subscribers: thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D1562
      4905b83a