1. 18 Jul, 2011 1 commit
    • Duncan Coutts's avatar
      Add spark counter tracing · d77df1ca
      Duncan Coutts authored
      A new eventlog event containing 7 spark counters/statistics: sparks
      created, dud, overflowed, converted, GC'd, fizzled and remaining.
      These are maintained and logged separately for each capability.
      We log them at startup, on each GC (minor and major) and on shutdown.
  2. 26 May, 2011 3 commits
  3. 22 May, 2011 1 commit
  4. 18 May, 2011 1 commit
  5. 27 Jan, 2011 1 commit
  6. 03 Dec, 2010 1 commit
  7. 17 Jun, 2010 1 commit
  8. 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
       - 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
  9. 26 Feb, 2010 1 commit
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  11. 25 Sep, 2009 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Add a way to generate tracing events programmatically · 5407ad8e
      Simon Marlow authored
       primop  TraceEventOp "traceEvent#" GenPrimOp
         Addr# -> State# s -> State# s
         { Emits an event via the RTS tracing framework.  The contents
           of the event is the zero-terminated byte string passed as the first
           argument.  The event will be emitted either to the .eventlog file,
           or to stderr, depending on the runtime RTS flags. }
      and added the required RTS functionality to support it.  Also a bit of
      refactoring in the RTS tracing code.
  12. 13 Sep, 2009 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Add event block markers · d7161575
      Simon Marlow authored
      These indicate the size and time span of a sequence of events in the
      event log, to make it easier to sort and navigate a large event log.
  13. 09 Sep, 2009 1 commit
  14. 29 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Unify event logging and debug tracing. · a5288c55
      Simon Marlow authored
        - tracing facilities are now enabled with -DTRACING, and -DDEBUG
          additionally enables debug-tracing.  -DEVENTLOG has been
        - -debug now implies -eventlog
        - events can be printed to stderr instead of being sent to the
          binary .eventlog file by adding +RTS -v (which is implied by the
          +RTS -Dx options).
        - -Dx debug messages can be sent to the binary .eventlog file
          by adding +RTS -l.  This should help debugging by reducing
          the impact of debug tracing on execution time.
        - Various debug messages that duplicated the information in events
          have been removed.
  15. 05 Aug, 2009 1 commit
  16. 02 Aug, 2009 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      RTS tidyup sweep, first phase · a2a67cd5
      Simon Marlow authored
      The first phase of this tidyup is focussed on the header files, and in
      particular making sure we are exposinng publicly exactly what we need
      to, and no more.
       - Rts.h now includes everything that the RTS exposes publicly,
         rather than a random subset of it.
       - Most of the public header files have moved into subdirectories, and
         many of them have been renamed.  But clients should not need to
         include any of the other headers directly, just #include the main
         public headers: Rts.h, HsFFI.h, RtsAPI.h.
       - All the headers needed for via-C compilation have moved into the
         stg subdirectory, which is self-contained.  Most of the headers for
         the rest of the RTS APIs have moved into the rts subdirectory.
       - I left MachDeps.h where it is, because it is so widely used in
         Haskell code.
       - I left a deprecated stub for RtsFlags.h in place.  The flag
         structures are now exposed by Rts.h.
       - Various internal APIs are no longer exposed by public header files.
       - Various bits of dead code and declarations have been removed
       - More gcc warnings are turned on, and the RTS code is more
       - More source files #include "PosixSource.h", and hence only use
         standard POSIX (1003.1c-1995) interfaces.
      There is a lot more tidying up still to do, this is just the first
      pass.  I also intend to standardise the names for external RTS APIs
      (e.g use the rts_ prefix consistently), and declare the internal APIs
      as hidden for shared libraries.
  17. 13 Apr, 2009 1 commit
  18. 17 Mar, 2009 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Add fast event logging · 8b18faef
      Simon Marlow authored
      Generate binary log files from the RTS containing a log of runtime
      events with timestamps.  The log file can be visualised in various
      ways, for investigating runtime behaviour and debugging performance
      problems.  See for example the forthcoming ThreadScope viewer.
      New GHC option:
        -eventlog   (link-time option) Enables event logging.
        +RTS -l     (runtime option) Generates <prog>.eventlog with
                    the binary event information.
      This replaces some of the tracing machinery we already had in the RTS:
      e.g. +RTS -vg  for GC tracing (we should do this using the new event
      logging instead).
      Event logging has almost no runtime cost when it isn't enabled, though
      in the future we might add more fine-grained events and this might
      change; hence having a link-time option and compiling a separate
      version of the RTS for event logging.  There's a small runtime cost
      for enabling event-logging, for most programs it shouldn't make much
      (Todo: docs)