1. 23 Jan, 2012 4 commits
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  9. 29 Nov, 2011 2 commits
    • 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
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Get rid of the "safety" field of CmmCall (OldCmm) · cbe24168
      Simon Marlow authored
      This field was doing nothing.  I think it originally appeared in a
      very old incarnation of the new code generator.
      cbe24168
  10. 28 Nov, 2011 1 commit
    • Ian Lynagh's avatar
      Implement a capi calling convention; fixes #2979 · 36f8cabe
      Ian Lynagh authored
      In GHC, this provides an easy way to call a C function via a C wrapper.
      This is important when the function is really defined by CPP.
      
      Requires the new CApiFFI extension.
      
      Not documented yet, as it's still an experimental feature at this stage.
      36f8cabe
  11. 26 Nov, 2011 1 commit
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    • 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
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  19. 17 Oct, 2011 1 commit
    • Ben Gamari's avatar
      Pass Platform to pprExpr1 · cde97291
      Ben Gamari authored
      Fixes build error:
      
      compiler/cmm/PprC.hs:961:33:
          Couldn't match expected type `Platform'
                 against inferred type `CmmExpr'
          In the first argument of `pprExpr1', namely `expr'
          In the second argument of `(<+>)', namely `pprExpr1 expr'
          In the first argument of `parens', namely
              `(cast <+> pprExpr1 expr)'
      cde97291
  20. 04 Oct, 2011 1 commit
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