1. 13 Jul, 2013 1 commit
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  3. 09 Jul, 2013 1 commit
  4. 15 Jun, 2013 5 commits
  5. 09 Jun, 2013 2 commits
  6. 14 Feb, 2013 1 commit
  7. 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
  8. 12 Nov, 2012 1 commit
  9. 05 Nov, 2012 1 commit
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  14. 15 Oct, 2012 1 commit
    • Duncan Coutts's avatar
      Add a new traceMarker# primop for use in profiling output · a609027d
      Duncan Coutts authored
      In time-based profiling visualisations (e.g. heap profiles and ThreadScope)
      it would be useful to be able to mark particular points in the execution and
      have those points in time marked in the visualisation.
      
      The traceMarker# primop currently emits an event into the eventlog. In
      principle it could be extended to do something in the heap profiling too.
      a609027d
  15. 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
  16. 27 May, 2012 1 commit
  17. 16 May, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Set the context_switch flag in yield# · 66839957
      Simon Marlow authored
      yieldThread hasn't been working for a while: unless we set the
      context_switch flag to indicate that the current time slice is over,
      the RTS scheduler just runs the same thread again.  Spotted by Andreas
      Voellmy (thanks!).
      66839957
  18. 27 Apr, 2012 1 commit
  19. 11 Apr, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Improve the handling of threadDelay in the non-threaded RTS · 9d26519c
      Simon Marlow authored
      Firstly, we were rounding up too much, such that the smallest delay
      was 20ms.  Secondly, there is no need to use millisecond resolution on
      a 64-bit machine where we have room in the TSO to use the normal
      nanosecond resolution that we use elsewhere in the RTS.
      9d26519c
  20. 18 Mar, 2012 1 commit
  21. 27 Feb, 2012 1 commit
  22. 06 Jan, 2012 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Fix a crash in STM when unregisterised · fe2433a2
      Simon Marlow authored
      Fixes several test failures:
         ../../libraries/stm/tests       2411 [bad exit code] (normal,hpc,profasm,ghci,optllvm)
         ../../libraries/stm/tests       stm046 [bad exit code] (normal,hpc,profasm,ghci,optllvm)
         ../../libraries/stm/tests       stm061 [bad exit code] (normal,hpc,profasm,ghci,optllvm)
      fe2433a2
  23. 09 Dec, 2011 1 commit
  24. 07 Dec, 2011 1 commit
    • chak@cse.unsw.edu.au.'s avatar
      Add new primtypes 'ArrayArray#' and 'MutableArrayArray#' · 021a0dd2
      chak@cse.unsw.edu.au. authored
      The primitive array types, such as 'ByteArray#', have kind #, but are represented by pointers. They are boxed, but unpointed types (i.e., they cannot be 'undefined').
      
      The two categories of array types —[Mutable]Array# and [Mutable]ByteArray#— are containers for unboxed (and unpointed) as well as for boxed and pointed types.  So far, we lacked support for containers for boxed, unpointed types (i.e., containers for the primitive arrays themselves).  This is what the new primtypes provide.
      
      Containers for boxed, unpointed types are crucial for the efficient implementation of scattered nested arrays, which are central to the new DPH backend library dph-lifted-vseg.  Without such containers, we cannot eliminate all unboxing from the inner loops of traversals processing scattered nested arrays.
      021a0dd2
  25. 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
  26. 25 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Time handling overhaul · 6b109851
      Simon Marlow authored
      Terminology cleanup: the type "Ticks" has been renamed "Time", which
      is an StgWord64 in units of TIME_RESOLUTION (currently nanoseconds).
      The terminology "tick" is now used consistently to mean the interval
      between timer signals.
      
      The ticker now always ticks in realtime (actually CLOCK_MONOTONIC if
      we have it).  Before it used CPU time in the non-threaded RTS and
      realtime in the threaded RTS, but I've discovered that the CPU timer
      has terrible resolution (at least on Linux) and isn't much use for
      profiling.  So now we always use realtime.  This should also fix
      
      The default tick interval is now 10ms, except when profiling where we
      drop it to 1ms.  This gives more accurate profiles without affecting
      runtime too much (<1%).
      
      Lots of cleanups - the resolution of Time is now in one place
      only (Rts.h) rather than having calculations that depend on the
      resolution scattered all over the RTS.  I hope I found them all.
      6b109851
  27. 04 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • Duncan Coutts's avatar
      Add eventlog event for thread labels · c739d845
      Duncan Coutts authored
      The existing GHC.Conc.labelThread will now also emit the the thread
      label into the eventlog. Profiling tools like ThreadScope could then
      use the thread labels rather than thread numbers.
      c739d845
  28. 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
  29. 08 Aug, 2011 1 commit
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