1. 20 Oct, 2014 1 commit
  2. 02 Oct, 2014 1 commit
    • Edward Z. Yang's avatar
      Rename _closure to _static_closure, apply naming consistently. · 35672072
      Edward Z. Yang authored
      Summary:
      In preparation for indirecting all references to closures,
      we rename _closure to _static_closure to ensure any old code
      will get an undefined symbol error.  In order to reference
      a closure foobar_closure (which is now undefined), you should instead
      use STATIC_CLOSURE(foobar).  For convenience, a number of these
      old identifiers are macro'd.
      
      Across C-- and C (Windows and otherwise), there were differing
      conventions on whether or not foobar_closure or &foobar_closure
      was the address of the closure.  Now, all foobar_closure references
      are addresses, and no & is necessary.
      
      CHARLIKE/INTLIKE were not changed, simply alpha-renamed.
      
      Part of remove HEAP_ALLOCED patch set (#8199)
      
      Depends on D265
      Signed-off-by: Edward Z. Yang's avatarEdward Z. Yang <ezyang@mit.edu>
      
      Test Plan: validate
      
      Reviewers: simonmar, austin
      
      Subscribers: simonmar, ezyang, carter, thomie
      
      Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D267
      
      GHC Trac Issues: #8199
      35672072
  3. 26 Sep, 2014 1 commit
  4. 04 Apr, 2014 1 commit
  5. 21 Oct, 2013 1 commit
  6. 01 Oct, 2013 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Remove use of R9, and fix associated bugs · 11b5ce55
      Simon Marlow authored
      We were passing the function address to stg_gc_prim_p in R9, which was
      wrong because the call was a high-level call and didn't declare R9 as
      a parameter.  Passing R9 as an argument is the right way, but
      unfortunately that exposed another bug: we were using the same macro
      in some low-level Cmm, where it is illegal to call functions with
      arguments (see Note [syntax of cmm files]).  So we now have low-level
      variants of STK_CHK() and STK_CHK_P() for use in low-level Cmm code.
      11b5ce55
  7. 29 Mar, 2013 1 commit
    • nfrisby's avatar
      ticky enhancements · 460abd75
      nfrisby authored
        * the new StgCmmArgRep module breaks a dependency cycle; I also
          untabified it, but made no real changes
      
        * updated the documentation in the wiki and change the user guide to
          point there
      
        * moved the allocation enters for ticky and CCS to after the heap check
      
          * I left LDV where it was, which was before the heap check at least
            once, since I have no idea what it is
      
        * standardized all (active?) ticky alloc totals to bytes
      
        * in order to avoid double counting StgCmmLayout.adjustHpBackwards
          no longer bumps ALLOC_HEAP_ctr
      
        * I resurrected the SLOW_CALL counters
      
          * the new module StgCmmArgRep breaks cyclic dependency between
            Layout and Ticky (which the SLOW_CALL counters cause)
      
          * renamed them SLOW_CALL_fast_<pattern> and VERY_SLOW_CALL
      
        * added ALLOC_RTS_ctr and _tot ticky counters
      
          * eg allocation by Storage.c:allocate or a BUILD_PAP in stg_ap_*_info
      
          * resurrected ticky counters for ALLOC_THK, ALLOC_PAP, and
            ALLOC_PRIM
      
          * added -ticky and -DTICKY_TICKY in ways.mk for debug ways
      
        * added a ticky counter for total LNE entries
      
        * new flags for ticky: -ticky-allocd -ticky-dyn-thunk -ticky-LNE
      
          * all off by default
      
          * -ticky-allocd: tracks allocation *of* closure in addition to
             allocation *by* that closure
      
          * -ticky-dyn-thunk tracks dynamic thunks as if they were functions
      
          * -ticky-LNE tracks LNEs as if they were functions
      
        * updated the ticky report format, including making the argument
          categories (more?) accurate again
      
        * the printed name for things in the report include the unique of
          their ticky parent as well as if they are not top-level
      460abd75
  8. 16 Nov, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Add a write barrier for TVAR closures · 6d784c43
      Simon Marlow authored
      This improves GC performance when there are a lot of TVars in the
      heap.  For instance, a TChan with a lot of elements causes a massive
      GC drag without this patch.
      
      There's more to do - several other STM closure types don't have write
      barriers, so GC performance when there are a lot of threads blocked on
      STM isn't great.  But fixing the problem for TVar is a good start.
      6d784c43
  9. 05 Nov, 2012 1 commit
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  11. 08 Oct, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Produce new-style Cmm from the Cmm parser · a7c0387d
      Simon Marlow authored
      The main change here is that the Cmm parser now allows high-level cmm
      code with argument-passing and function calls.  For example:
      
      foo ( gcptr a, bits32 b )
      {
        if (b > 0) {
           // we can make tail calls passing arguments:
           jump stg_ap_0_fast(a);
        }
      
        return (x,y);
      }
      
      More details on the new cmm syntax are in Note [Syntax of .cmm files]
      in CmmParse.y.
      
      The old syntax is still more-or-less supported for those occasional
      code fragments that really need to explicitly manipulate the stack.
      However there are a couple of differences: it is now obligatory to
      give a list of live GlobalRegs on every jump, e.g.
      
        jump %ENTRY_CODE(Sp(0)) [R1];
      
      Again, more details in Note [Syntax of .cmm files].
      
      I have rewritten most of the .cmm files in the RTS into the new
      syntax, except for AutoApply.cmm which is generated by the genapply
      program: this file could be generated in the new syntax instead and
      would probably be better off for it, but I ran out of enthusiasm.
      
      Some other changes in this batch:
      
       - The PrimOp calling convention is gone, primops now use the ordinary
         NativeNodeCall convention.  This means that primops and "foreign
         import prim" code must be written in high-level cmm, but they can
         now take more than 10 arguments.
      
       - CmmSink now does constant-folding (should fix #7219)
      
       - .cmm files now go through the cmmPipeline, and as a result we
         generate better code in many cases.  All the object files generated
         for the RTS .cmm files are now smaller.  Performance should be
         better too, but I haven't measured it yet.
      
       - RET_DYN frames are removed from the RTS, lots of code goes away
      
       - we now have some more canned GC points to cover unboxed-tuples with
         2-4 pointers, which will reduce code size a little.
      a7c0387d
  12. 29 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Make profiling work with multiple capabilities (+RTS -N) · 50de6034
      Simon Marlow authored
      This means that both time and heap profiling work for parallel
      programs.  Main internal changes:
      
        - CCCS is no longer a global variable; it is now another
          pseudo-register in the StgRegTable struct.  Thus every
          Capability has its own CCCS.
      
        - There is a new built-in CCS called "IDLE", which records ticks for
          Capabilities in the idle state.  If you profile a single-threaded
          program with +RTS -N2, you'll see about 50% of time in "IDLE".
      
        - There is appropriate locking in rts/Profiling.c to protect the
          shared cost-centre-stack data structures.
      
      This patch does enough to get it working, I have cut one big corner:
      the cost-centre-stack data structure is still shared amongst all
      Capabilities, which means that multiple Capabilities will race when
      updating the "allocations" and "entries" fields of a CCS.  Not only
      does this give unpredictable results, but it runs very slowly due to
      cache line bouncing.
      
      It is strongly recommended that you use -fno-prof-count-entries to
      disable the "entries" count when profiling parallel programs. (I shall
      add a note to this effect to the docs).
      50de6034
  13. 16 Nov, 2011 1 commit
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  15. 02 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Overhaul of infrastructure for profiling, coverage (HPC) and breakpoints · 7bb0447d
      Simon Marlow authored
      User visible changes
      ====================
      
      Profilng
      --------
      
      Flags renamed (the old ones are still accepted for now):
      
        OLD            NEW
        ---------      ------------
        -auto-all      -fprof-auto
        -auto          -fprof-exported
        -caf-all       -fprof-cafs
      
      New flags:
      
        -fprof-auto              Annotates all bindings (not just top-level
                                 ones) with SCCs
      
        -fprof-top               Annotates just top-level bindings with SCCs
      
        -fprof-exported          Annotates just exported bindings with SCCs
      
        -fprof-no-count-entries  Do not maintain entry counts when profiling
                                 (can make profiled code go faster; useful with
                                 heap profiling where entry counts are not used)
      
      Cost-centre stacks have a new semantics, which should in most cases
      result in more useful and intuitive profiles.  If you find this not to
      be the case, please let me know.  This is the area where I have been
      experimenting most, and the current solution is probably not the
      final version, however it does address all the outstanding bugs and
      seems to be better than GHC 7.2.
      
      Stack traces
      ------------
      
      +RTS -xc now gives more information.  If the exception originates from
      a CAF (as is common, because GHC tends to lift exceptions out to the
      top-level), then the RTS walks up the stack and reports the stack in
      the enclosing update frame(s).
      
      Result: +RTS -xc is much more useful now - but you still have to
      compile for profiling to get it.  I've played around a little with
      adding 'head []' to GHC itself, and +RTS -xc does pinpoint the problem
      quite accurately.
      
      I plan to add more facilities for stack tracing (e.g. in GHCi) in the
      future.
      
      Coverage (HPC)
      --------------
      
       * derived instances are now coloured yellow if they weren't used
       * likewise record field names
       * entry counts are more accurate (hpc --fun-entry-count)
       * tab width is now correct (markup was previously off in source with
         tabs)
      
      Internal changes
      ================
      
      In Core, the Note constructor has been replaced by
      
              Tick (Tickish b) (Expr b)
      
      which is used to represent all the kinds of source annotation we
      support: profiling SCCs, HPC ticks, and GHCi breakpoints.
      
      Depending on the properties of the Tickish, different transformations
      apply to Tick.  See CoreUtils.mkTick for details.
      
      Tickets
      =======
      
      This commit closes the following tickets, test cases to follow:
      
        - Close #2552: not a bug, but the behaviour is now more intuitive
          (test is T2552)
      
        - Close #680 (test is T680)
      
        - Close #1531 (test is result001)
      
        - Close #949 (test is T949)
      
        - Close #2466: test case has bitrotted (doesn't compile against current
          version of vector-space package)
      7bb0447d
  16. 01 Sep, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Fix #4988: we were wrongly running exception handlers in the · fa71e6c7
      Simon Marlow authored
      maskUninterruptible state instead of ordinary mask, due to a
      misinterpretation of the way the TSO_INTERRUPTIBLE flag works.
      
      Remarkably this must have been broken for quite some time.  Indeed we
      even had a test that demonstrated the wrong behaviour (conc015a) but
      presumably I didn't look hard enough at the output to notice that it
      was wrong.
      fa71e6c7
  17. 15 Dec, 2010 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Implement stack chunks and separate TSO/STACK objects · f30d5273
      Simon Marlow authored
      This patch makes two changes to the way stacks are managed:
      
      1. The stack is now stored in a separate object from the TSO.
      
      This means that it is easier to replace the stack object for a thread
      when the stack overflows or underflows; we don't have to leave behind
      the old TSO as an indirection any more.  Consequently, we can remove
      ThreadRelocated and deRefTSO(), which were a pain.
      
      This is obviously the right thing, but the last time I tried to do it
      it made performance worse.  This time I seem to have cracked it.
      
      2. Stacks are now represented as a chain of chunks, rather than
         a single monolithic object.
      
      The big advantage here is that individual chunks are marked clean or
      dirty according to whether they contain pointers to the young
      generation, and the GC can avoid traversing clean stack chunks during
      a young-generation collection.  This means that programs with deep
      stacks will see a big saving in GC overhead when using the default GC
      settings.
      
      A secondary advantage is that there is much less copying involved as
      the stack grows.  Programs that quickly grow a deep stack will see big
      improvements.
      
      In some ways the implementation is simpler, as nothing special needs
      to be done to reclaim stack as the stack shrinks (the GC just recovers
      the dead stack chunks).  On the other hand, we have to manage stack
      underflow between chunks, so there's a new stack frame
      (UNDERFLOW_FRAME), and we now have separate TSO and STACK objects.
      The total amount of code is probably about the same as before.
      
      There are new RTS flags:
      
         -ki<size> Sets the initial thread stack size (default 1k)  Egs: -ki4k -ki2m
         -kc<size> Sets the stack chunk size (default 32k)
         -kb<size> Sets the stack chunk buffer size (default 1k)
      
      -ki was previously called just -k, and the old name is still accepted
      for backwards compatibility.  These new options are documented.
      f30d5273
  18. 23 Oct, 2010 1 commit
  19. 24 Sep, 2010 1 commit
  20. 08 Jul, 2010 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      New asynchronous exception control API (ghc parts) · ad3b79d2
      Simon Marlow authored
      As discussed on the libraries/haskell-cafe mailing lists
        http://www.haskell.org/pipermail/libraries/2010-April/013420.html
      
      This is a replacement for block/unblock in the asychronous exceptions
      API to fix a problem whereby a function could unblock asynchronous
      exceptions even if called within a blocked context.
      
      The new terminology is "mask" rather than "block" (to avoid confusion
      due to overloaded meanings of the latter).
      
      In GHC, we changed the names of some primops:
      
        blockAsyncExceptions#   -> maskAsyncExceptions#
        unblockAsyncExceptions# -> unmaskAsyncExceptions#
        asyncExceptionsBlocked# -> getMaskingState#
      
      and added one new primop:
      
        maskUninterruptible#
      
      See the accompanying patch to libraries/base for the API changes.
      ad3b79d2
  21. 05 May, 2010 1 commit
  22. 11 Mar, 2010 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Use message-passing to implement throwTo in the RTS · 7408b392
      Simon Marlow authored
      This replaces some complicated locking schemes with message-passing
      in the implementation of throwTo. The benefits are
      
       - previously it was impossible to guarantee that a throwTo from
         a thread running on one CPU to a thread running on another CPU
         would be noticed, and we had to rely on the GC to pick up these
         forgotten exceptions. This no longer happens.
      
       - the locking regime is simpler (though the code is about the same
         size)
      
       - threads can be unblocked from a blocked_exceptions queue without
         having to traverse the whole queue now.  It's a rare case, but
         replaces an O(n) operation with an O(1).
      
       - generally we move in the direction of sharing less between
         Capabilities (aka HECs), which will become important with other
         changes we have planned.
      
      Also in this patch I replaced several STM-specific closure types with
      a generic MUT_PRIM closure type, which allowed a lot of code in the GC
      and other places to go away, hence the line-count reduction.  The
      message-passing changes resulted in about a net zero line-count
      difference.
      7408b392
  23. 14 Oct, 2009 1 commit
  24. 18 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Fix #3429: a tricky race condition · c5cafbcc
      Simon Marlow authored
      There were two bugs, and had it not been for the first one we would
      not have noticed the second one, so this is quite fortunate.
      
      The first bug is in stg_unblockAsyncExceptionszh_ret, when we found a
      pending exception to raise, but don't end up raising it, there was a
      missing adjustment to the stack pointer.  
      
      The second bug was that this case was actually happening at all: it
      ought to be incredibly rare, because the pending exception thread
      would have to be killed between us finding it and attempting to raise
      the exception.  This made me suspicious.  It turned out that there was
      a race condition on the tso->flags field; multiple threads were
      updating this bitmask field non-atomically (one of the bits is the
      dirty-bit for the generational GC).  The fix is to move the dirty bit
      into its own field of the TSO, making the TSO one word larger (sadly).
      c5cafbcc
  25. 03 Aug, 2009 2 commits
  26. 16 Jun, 2009 1 commit
  27. 10 Jun, 2009 1 commit
    • Duncan Coutts's avatar
      Make killThread# cmm primop use local stack allocation · c9acb4de
      Duncan Coutts authored
      It using the mp_tmp_w register/global as a convenient temporary
      variable. This is naughty because those vars are supposed to be
      for gmp. Also, we want to remove the gmp temp vars so we must
      now use a local stack slot instead.
      c9acb4de
  28. 14 Aug, 2008 1 commit
    • 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
  29. 28 Jul, 2008 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Change the calling conventions for unboxed tuples slightly · 02620e7c
      Simon Marlow authored
      When returning an unboxed tuple with a single non-void component, we
      now use the same calling convention as for returning a value of the
      same type as that component.  This means that the return convention
      for IO now doesn't vary depending on the platform, which make some
      parts of the RTS simpler, and fixes a problem I was having with making
      the FFI work in unregisterised GHCi (the byte-code compiler makes
      some assumptions about calling conventions to keep things simple).
      02620e7c
  30. 09 Jul, 2008 1 commit
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  33. 02 Apr, 2008 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Do not #include external header files when compiling via C · c245355e
      Simon Marlow authored
      This has several advantages:
      
       - -fvia-C is consistent with -fasm with respect to FFI declarations:
         both bind to the ABI, not the API.
      
       - foreign calls can now be inlined freely across module boundaries, since
         a header file is not required when compiling the call.
      
       - bootstrapping via C will be more reliable, because this difference
         in behavour between the two backends has been removed.
      
      There is one disadvantage:
      
       - we get no checking by the C compiler that the FFI declaration
         is correct.
      
      So now, the c-includes field in a .cabal file is always ignored by
      GHC, as are header files specified in an FFI declaration.  This was
      previously the case only for -fasm compilations, now it is also the
      case for -fvia-C too.
      c245355e
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