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    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Substantial improvements to coercion optimisation · b06d623b
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      The main purpose of this patch is to add a bunch of new rules
      to the coercion optimiser.  They are documented in the (revised)
      Appendix of the System FC paper.  
      
      Some code has moved about:
      
      - OptCoercion is now a separate module, mainly because it
        now uses tcMatchTy, which is defined in Unify, so OptCoercion
        must live higehr up in the hierarchy
      
      - Functions that manipulate Kinds has moved from 
        Type.lhs to Coercion.lhs.  Reason: the function typeKind
        now needs to call coercionKind.  And in any case, a Kind is
        a flavour of Type, so it builds on top of Type; indeed Coercions
        and Kinds are both flavours of Type.
      
        This change required fiddling with a number of imports, hence
        the one-line changes to otherwise-unrelated modules
      
      - The representation of CoTyCons in TyCon has changed.   Instead of
        an extensional representation (a kind checker) there is now an
        intensional representation (namely TyCon.CoTyConDesc).  This was
        needed for one of the new coercion optimisations.
      b06d623b
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    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Remove the (very) old strictness analyser · 2662dbc5
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      I finally got tired of the #ifdef OLD_STRICTNESS stuff.  I had been
      keeping it around in the hope of doing old-to-new comparisions, but
      have failed to do so for many years, so I don't think it's going to
      happen.  This patch deletes the clutter.
      2662dbc5
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    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Change the representation of the package database · 930421d4
      Simon Marlow authored
       - the package DB is a directory containing one file per package
         instance (#723)
      
       - there is a binary cache of the database (#593, #2089)
      
       - the binary package is now a boot package
      
       - there is a new package, bin-package-db, containing the Binary
         instance of InstalledPackageInfo for the binary cache.
      
      Also included in this patch
      
       - Use colour in 'ghc-pkg list' to indicate broken or hidden packages
        
         Broken packages are red, hidden packages are 
        
         Colour support comes from the terminfo package, and is only used when
          - not --simple-output
          - stdout is a TTY
          - the terminal type has colour capability
      
       - Fix the bug that 'ghc-pkg list --user' shows everything as broken
      930421d4
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    • Ben.Lippmeier@anu.edu.au's avatar
      Split Reg into vreg/hreg and add register pairs · f9288086
      Ben.Lippmeier@anu.edu.au authored
       * The old Reg type is now split into VirtualReg and RealReg.
       * For the graph coloring allocator, the type of the register graph
         is now (Graph VirtualReg RegClass RealReg), which shows that it colors
         in nodes representing virtual regs with colors representing real regs.
         (as was intended)  
       * RealReg contains two contructors, RealRegSingle and RealRegPair,
         where RealRegPair is used to represent a SPARC double reg 
         constructed from two single precision FP regs. 
       * On SPARC we can now allocate double regs into an arbitrary register
         pair, instead of reserving some reg ranges to only hold float/double values. 
      f9288086
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    • Ben.Lippmeier@anu.edu.au's avatar
      NCG: validate fixes for ghc-6.6 · f6d38cd4
      Ben.Lippmeier@anu.edu.au authored
      f6d38cd4
    • Ben.Lippmeier@anu.edu.au's avatar
      NCG: Split up the native code generator into arch specific modules · b04a210e
      Ben.Lippmeier@anu.edu.au authored
        - nativeGen/Instruction defines a type class for a generic
          instruction set. Each of the instruction sets we have, 
          X86, PPC and SPARC are instances of it.
        
        - The register alloctors use this type class when they need
          info about a certain register or instruction, such as
          regUsage, mkSpillInstr, mkJumpInstr, patchRegs..
        
        - nativeGen/Platform defines some data types enumerating
          the architectures and operating systems supported by the 
          native code generator.
        
        - DynFlags now keeps track of the current build platform, and 
          the PositionIndependentCode module uses this to decide what
          to do instead of relying of #ifdefs.
        
        - It's not totally retargetable yet. Some info info about the
          build target is still hardwired, but I've tried to contain
          most of it to a single module, TargetRegs.
        
        - Moved the SPILL and RELOAD instructions into LiveInstr.
        
        - Reg and RegClass now have their own modules, and are shared
          across all architectures.
      b04a210e
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    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Rewrite CorePrep and improve eta expansion · 62eeda5a
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      This patch does two main things
      
      a) Rewrite most of CorePrep to be much easier to understand (I hope!).
         The invariants established by CorePrep are now written out, and
         the code is more perspicuous.  It is surpringly hard to get right,
         and the old code had become quite incomprehensible.
      
      b) Rewrite the eta-expander so that it does a bit of simplifying
         on-the-fly, and thereby guarantees to maintain the CorePrep
         invariants.  This make it much easier to use from CorePrep, and
         is a generally good thing anyway.
      
      A couple of pieces of re-structuring:
      
      *  I moved the eta-expander and arity analysis stuff into a new
         module coreSyn/CoreArity.
      
         Max will find that the type CoreArity.EtaInfo looks strangely 
         familiar.
      
      *  I moved a bunch of comments from Simplify to OccurAnal; that's
         why it looks as though there's a lot of lines changed in those
         modules.
      
      On the way I fixed various things
      
        - Function arguments are eta expanded
             f (map g)  ===>  let s = \x. map g x in f s
      
        - Trac #2368
      
      The result is a modest performance gain, I think mainly due
      to the first of these changes:
      
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Program           Size    Allocs   Runtime   Elapsed
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Min          -1.0%    -17.4%    -19.1%    -46.4%
                  Max          +0.3%     +0.5%     +5.4%    +53.8%
       Geometric Mean          -0.1%     -0.3%     -7.0%    -10.2%
      
      
      62eeda5a
  30. 13 Oct, 2008 1 commit
    • dias@eecs.harvard.edu's avatar
      Big collection of patches for the new codegen branch. · e6243a81
      dias@eecs.harvard.edu authored
      o Fixed bug that emitted the copy-in code for closure entry
        in the wrong place -- at the initialization of the closure.
      o Refactored some of the closure entry code.
      o Added code to check that no LocalRegs are live-in to a procedure
         -- trip up some buggy programs earlier
      o Fixed environment bindings for thunks
         -- we weren't (re)binding the free variables in a thunk
      o Fixed a bug in proc-point splitting that dropped some updates
        to the entry block in a procedure.
      o Fixed improper calls to code that generates CmmLit's for strings
      o New invariant on cg_loc in CgIdInfo: the expression is always tagged
      o Code to load free vars on entry to a thunk was (wrongly) placed before
        the heap check.
      o Some of the StgCmm code was redundantly passing around Id's
        along with CgIdInfo's; no more.
      o Initialize the LocalReg's that point to a closure before allocating and
        initializing the closure itself -- otherwise, we have problems with
        recursive closure bindings
      o BlockEnv and BlockSet types are now abstract.
      o Update frames:
        - push arguments in Old call area
        - keep track of the return sp in the FCode monad
        - keep the return sp in every call, tail call, and return
            (because it might be different at different call sites,
             e.g. tail calls to the gc after a heap check are performed
                  before pushing the update frame)
        - set the sp appropriately on returns and tail calls
      o Reduce call, tail call, and return to a single LastCall node
      o Added slow entry code, using different calling conventions on entry and tail call
      o More fixes to the calling convention code.
        The tricky stuff is all about the closure environment: it must be passed in R1,
        but in non-closures, there is no such argument, so we can't treat all arguments
        the same way: the closure environment is special. Maybe the right step forward
        would be to define a different calling convention for closure arguments.
      o Let-no-escapes need to be emitted out-of-line -- otherwise, we drop code.
      o Respect RTS requirement of word alignment for pointers
        My stack allocation can pack sub-word values into a single word on the stack,
        but it wasn't requiring word-alignment for pointers. It does now,
        by word-aligning both pointer registers and call areas.
      o CmmLint was over-aggresively ruling out non-word-aligned memory references,
        which may be kosher now that we can spill small values into a single word.
      o Wrong label order on a conditional branch when compiling switches.
      o void args weren't dropped in many cases.
        To help prevent this kind of mistake, I defined a NonVoid wrapper,
        which I'm applying only to Id's for now, although there are probably
        other good candidates.
      o A little code refactoring: separate modules for procpoint analysis splitting, 
        stack layout, and building infotables.
      o Stack limit check: insert along with the heap limit check, using a symbolic
        constant (a special CmmLit), then replace it when the stack layout is known.
      o Removed last node: MidAddToContext 
      o Adding block id as a literal: means that the lowering of the calling conventions
        no longer has to produce labels early, which was inhibiting common-block elimination.
        Will also make it easier for the non-procpoint-splitting path.
      o Info tables: don't try to describe the update frame!
      o Over aggressive use of NonVoid!!!!
        Don't drop the non-void args before setting the type of the closure!!!
      o Sanity checking:
        Added a pass to stub dead dead slots on the stack
        (only ~10 lines with the dataflow framework)
      o More sanity checking:
        Check that incoming pointer arguments are non-stubbed.
        Note: these checks are still subject to dead-code removal, but they should
        still be quite helpful.
      o Better sanity checking: why stop at function arguments?
        Instead, in mkAssign, check that _any_ assignment to a pointer type is non-null
        -- the sooner the crash, the easier it is to debug.
        Still need to add the debugging flag to turn these checks on explicitly.
      o Fixed yet another calling convention bug.
        This time, the calls to the GC were wrong. I've added a new convention
        for GC calls and invoked it where appropriate.
        We should really straighten out the calling convention stuff:
          some of the code (and documentation) is spread across the compiler,
          and there's some magical use of the node register that should really
          be handled (not avoided) by calling conventions.
      o Switch bug: the arms in mkCmmLitSwitch weren't returning to a single join point.
      o Environment shadowing problem in Stg->Cmm:
        When a closure f is bound at the top-level, we should not bind f to the
        node register on entry to the closure.
        Why? Because if the body of f contains a let-bound closure g that refers
        to f, we want to make sure that it refers to the static closure for f.
        Normally, this would all be fine, because when we compile a closure,
        we rebind free variables in the environment. But f doesn't look like
        a free variable because it's a static value. So, the binding for f
        remains in the environment when we compile g, inconveniently referring
        to the wrong thing.
        Now, I bind the variable in the local environment only if the closure is not
        bound at the top level. It's still okay to make assumptions about the
        node holding the closure environment; we just won't find the binding
        in the environment, so code that names the closure will now directly
        get the label of the static closure, not the node register holding a
        pointer to the static closure.
      o Don't generate bogus Cmm code containing SRTs during the STG -> Cmm pass!
        The tables made reference to some labels that don't exist when we compute and
        generate the tables in the back end.
      o Safe foreign calls need some special treatment (at least until we have the integrated
        codegen). In particular:
        o they need info tables
        o they are not procpoints -- the successor had better be in the same procedure
        o we cannot (yet) implement the calling conventions early, which means we have
          to carry the calling-conv info all the way to the end
      o We weren't following the old convention when registering a module.
        Now, we use update frames to push any new modules that have to be registered
        and enter the youngest one on the stack.
        We also use the update frame machinery to specify that the return should pop
        the return address off the stack.
      o At each safe foreign call, an infotable must be at the bottom of the stack,
        and the TSO->sp must point to it.
      o More problems with void args in a direct call to a function:
        We were checking the args (minus voids) to check whether the call was saturated,
        which caused problems when the function really wasn't saturated because it
        took an extra void argument.
      o Forgot to distinguish integer != from floating != during Stg->Cmm
      o Updating slotEnv and areaMap to include safe foreign calls
        The dataflow analyses that produce the slotEnv and areaMap give
        results for each basic block, but we also need the results for
        a safe foreign call, which is a middle node.
        After running the dataflow analysis, we have another pass that
        updates the results to includ any safe foreign calls.
      o Added a static flag for the debugging technique that inserts
        instructions to stub dead slots on the stack and crashes when
        a stubbed value is loaded into a pointer-typed LocalReg.
      o C back end expects to see return continuations before their call sites.
        Sorted the flowgraphs appropriately after splitting.
      o PrimOp calling conventions are special -- unlimited registers, no stack
        Yet another calling convention...
      o More void value problems: if the RHS of a case arm is a void-typed variable,
        don't try to return it.
      o When calling some primOp, they may allocate memory; if so, we need to
        do a heap check when we return from the call.
      e6243a81
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    • dias@eecs.harvard.edu's avatar
      Merging in the new codegen branch · 176fa33f
      dias@eecs.harvard.edu authored
      This merge does not turn on the new codegen (which only compiles
      a select few programs at this point),
      but it does introduce some changes to the old code generator.
      
      The high bits:
      1. The Rep Swamp patch is finally here.
         The highlight is that the representation of types at the
         machine level has changed.
         Consequently, this patch contains updates across several back ends.
      2. The new Stg -> Cmm path is here, although it appears to have a
         fair number of bugs lurking.
      3. Many improvements along the CmmCPSZ path, including:
         o stack layout
         o some code for infotables, half of which is right and half wrong
         o proc-point splitting
      176fa33f
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    • simonpj@microsoft.com's avatar
      Add (a) CoreM monad, (b) new Annotations feature · 9bcd95ba
      simonpj@microsoft.com authored
      This patch, written by Max Bolingbroke,  does two things
      
      1.  It adds a new CoreM monad (defined in simplCore/CoreMonad),
          which is used as the top-level monad for all the Core-to-Core
          transformations (starting at SimplCore).  It supports
             * I/O (for debug printing)
             * Unique supply
             * Statistics gathering
             * Access to the HscEnv, RuleBase, Annotations, Module
          The patch therefore refactors the top "skin" of every Core-to-Core
          pass, but does not change their functionality.
      
      2.  It adds a completely new facility to GHC: Core "annotations".
          The idea is that you can say
             {#- ANN foo (Just "Hello") #-}
          which adds the annotation (Just "Hello") to the top level function
          foo.  These annotations can be looked up in any Core-to-Core pass,
          and are persisted into interface files.  (Hence a Core-to-Core pass
          can also query the annotations of imported things.)  Furthermore,
          a Core-to-Core pass can add new annotations (eg strictness info)
          of its own, which can be queried by importing modules.
      
      The design of the annotation system is somewhat in flux.  It's
      designed to work with the (upcoming) dynamic plug-ins mechanism,
      but is meanwhile independently useful.
      
      Do not merge to 6.10!  
      9bcd95ba