1. 20 Aug, 2007 1 commit
  2. 09 Aug, 2007 1 commit
  3. 31 Jul, 2007 1 commit
    • Clemens Fruhwirth's avatar
      Change the strategy to determine dynamic data access · 81b2276f
      Clemens Fruhwirth authored
      Instead of attaching the information whether a Label is going to be
      accessed dynamically or not (distinction between IdLabel/DynLabel and
      additional flags in ModuleInitLabel and PlainModuleInitLabel), we hand
      dflags through the CmmOpt monad and the NatM monad. Before calling
      labelDynamic in PositionIndependentCode, we extract thisPackage from
      dflags and supply the current package to labelDynamic, so it can take
      this information into account instead of extracting it from the labels
      itself. This simplifies a lot of code in codeGen that just hands
      through this_pkg.
      81b2276f
  4. 05 Jul, 2007 1 commit
  5. 27 Jun, 2007 4 commits
  6. 25 May, 2007 1 commit
    • Michael D. Adams's avatar
      Moved global register saving from the backend to codeGen · bd3a364d
      Michael D. Adams authored
      This frees the Cmm data type from keeping a list of live global registers
      in CmmCall which helps prepare for the CPS conversion phase.
      
      CPS conversion does its own liveness analysis and takes input that should
      not directly refer to parameter registers (e.g. R1, F5, D3, L2).  Since
      these are the only things which could occur in the live global register
      list, CPS conversion makes that field of the CmmCall constructor obsolite.
      
      Once the CPS conversion pass is fully implemented, global register saving
      will move from codeGen into the CPS pass.  Until then, this patch
      is worth scrutinizing and testing to ensure it doesn't cause any performance
      or correctness problems as the code passed to the backends by the CPS
      converting will look very similar to the code that this patch makes codeGen
      pass to the backend.
      bd3a364d
  7. 10 May, 2007 1 commit
  8. 05 Feb, 2007 1 commit
  9. 22 Jan, 2007 1 commit
  10. 13 Dec, 2006 1 commit
    • wolfgang.thaller@gmx.net's avatar
      PowerPC NCG: support conditional branches outside +-32KB · e4c8d2b1
      wolfgang.thaller@gmx.net authored
      Work around the PowerPC architecture's +-32KB limitation for conditional
      branches by conditionally skipping an unconditional branch instead
      (unconditional branches have a +-32MB range).
      
      This requires an extra pass over the basic blocks for each CmmTop after
      block sequencing, to determine which branches are "far".
      
      Fixes ticket #709, "Fixup too large" error with -fasm on PowerPC
      e4c8d2b1
  11. 07 Dec, 2006 1 commit
    • wolfgang.thaller@gmx.net's avatar
      x86_64: support PIC and therefore, Mac OS X in the NCG · 28c556a5
      wolfgang.thaller@gmx.net authored
      Supporting x86_64-apple-darwin in the NCG basically boils down to supporting
      position-independent code in the NCG.
      PIC code works almost exactly the same as on x86_64-linux, while position-dependent
      code is not supported at all.
      This patch implements -fPIC for x86_64-linux, too, but that is untested.
      
      28c556a5
  12. 11 Oct, 2006 1 commit
  13. 07 Sep, 2006 1 commit
  14. 22 Aug, 2006 1 commit
  15. 15 Aug, 2006 1 commit
  16. 06 Jul, 2006 2 commits
    • duncan.coutts@worc.ox.ac.uk's avatar
      Add ghc and version number in .ident directive in NCG · ea025306
      duncan.coutts@worc.ox.ac.uk authored
      Just because we can and because every other compiler does,
      lets stick in an identifier directive: .ident "GHC x.y.z"
      into the assembly output of the NCG.
      ea025306
    • duncan.coutts@worc.ox.ac.uk's avatar
      Support the GNU non-exec stack annotation system · c4597dfe
      duncan.coutts@worc.ox.ac.uk authored
      On recent GNU ELF systems one can mark an object file as not
      requiring an executable stack. If all objects- linked into a
      program have this note then the program will not use an executable
      stack, which is good for security (and some distros have it as a
      QA policy). GHC generated code does not need an executable stack
      so add the note to the assembly output of the native code
      generator (conditional on a configure test).
      c4597dfe
  17. 07 Apr, 2006 1 commit
    • Simon Marlow's avatar
      Reorganisation of the source tree · 0065d5ab
      Simon Marlow authored
      Most of the other users of the fptools build system have migrated to
      Cabal, and with the move to darcs we can now flatten the source tree
      without losing history, so here goes.
      
      The main change is that the ghc/ subdir is gone, and most of what it
      contained is now at the top level.  The build system now makes no
      pretense at being multi-project, it is just the GHC build system.
      
      No doubt this will break many things, and there will be a period of
      instability while we fix the dependencies.  A straightforward build
      should work, but I haven't yet fixed binary/source distributions.
      Changes to the Building Guide will follow, too.
      0065d5ab
  18. 25 Feb, 2006 1 commit
    • wolfgang.thaller@gmx.net's avatar
      NCG: Handle loops in register allocator · 34f992d3
      wolfgang.thaller@gmx.net authored
      Fill in the missing parts in the register allocator so that it can
      handle loops.
      
      *) The register allocator now runs in the UniqSuppy monad, as it needs
         to be able to generate unique labels for fixup code blocks.
      
      *) A few functions have been added to RegAllocInfo:
      	mkRegRegMoveInstr -- generates a good old move instruction
      	mkBranchInstr     -- used to be MachCodeGen.genBranch
      	patchJump         -- Change the destination of a jump
      
      *) The register allocator now makes sure that only one spill slot is used
         for each temporary, even if it is spilled and reloaded several times.
         This obviates the need for memory-to-memory moves in fixup code.
      
      LIMITATIONS:
      
      *) The case where the fixup code needs to cyclically permute a group of
         registers is currently unhandled. This will need more work once we come
         accross code where this actually happens.
      
      *) Register allocation for code with loop is probably very inefficient
         (both at compile-time and at run-time).
      
      *) We still cannot compile the RTS via NCG, for various other reasons.
      34f992d3
  19. 24 Feb, 2006 1 commit
  20. 02 Aug, 2005 1 commit
  21. 28 Jul, 2005 1 commit
  22. 03 May, 2005 1 commit
  23. 11 Apr, 2005 1 commit
  24. 01 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-04-01 12:14:29 by simonmar] · 6c554010
      simonmar authored
      First cut at the x86_64 native code generator.  Lots of code is shared
      with i386, but floating point uses SSE2.
      
      This more or less works, the things I know that don't work are:
      
        - the floating-point primitives (sin, cos etc.) are missing
        - floating-point comparisons involving NaN are wrong
        - there's no PIC support yet
      
      Also, I have a long list of small things to fix up to improve
      performance.
      
      I think the small memory model is assumed, for now.
      6c554010
  25. 21 Mar, 2005 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-03-21 10:50:22 by simonmar] · 50159f6c
      simonmar authored
      Complete the transition of -split-objs into a dynamic flag (looks like I
      half-finished it in the last commit).
      
      Also: complete the transition of -tmpdir into a dynamic flag, which
      involves some rearrangement of code from SysTools into DynFlags.
      
      Someday, initSysTools should move wholesale into initDynFlags, because
      most of the state that it initialises is now part of the DynFlags
      structure, and the rest could be moved in easily.
      50159f6c
  26. 18 Mar, 2005 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2005-03-18 13:37:27 by simonmar] · d1c1b7d0
      simonmar authored
      Flags cleanup.
      
      Basically the purpose of this commit is to move more of the compiler's
      global state into DynFlags, which is moving in the direction we need
      to go for the GHC API which can have multiple active sessions
      supported by a single GHC instance.
      
      Before:
      
      $ grep 'global_var' */*hs | wc -l
           78
      
      After:
      
      $ grep 'global_var' */*hs | wc -l
           27
      
      Well, it's an improvement.  Most of what's left won't really affect
      our ability to host multiple sessions.
      
      Lots of static flags have become dynamic flags (yay!).  Notably lots
      of flags that we used to think of as "driver" flags, like -I and -L,
      are now dynamic.  The most notable static flags left behind are the
      "way" flags, eg. -prof.  It would be nice to fix this, but it isn't
      urgent.
      
      On the way, lots of cleanup has happened.  Everything related to
      static and dynamic flags lives in StaticFlags and DynFlags
      respectively, and they share a common command-line parser library in
      CmdLineParser.  The flags related to modes (--makde, --interactive
      etc.) are now private to the front end: in fact private to Main
      itself, for now.
      d1c1b7d0
  27. 23 Jan, 2005 1 commit
    • wolfgang's avatar
      [project @ 2005-01-23 06:10:15 by wolfgang] · 6f985ae8
      wolfgang authored
      Add support for the dead code stripping feature of recent Apple linkers.
      If your code is compiled using the NCG, you can now specify
      -optl-W,-dead_strip on the GHC command line when linking.
      It will have basically the same effect as using split-objs to build the
      libraries.
      
      Advantages over split-objs:
          * No evil perl script involved
          * Requires no special handling when building libraries
      
      Disadvantages:
          * The current version of Apple's linker is slow when given the
            -dead_strip flag. _REALLY_ slow.
          * Mac OS X only.
      
      This works by making the NCG emit the .subsections_via_symbols directive.
      Additionally, we have to add an extra label at the top of every info table,
      and make sure that the entry code references it (otherwise the info table
      will be considered part of the preceding entry code).
      The mangler just removes the .subsections_via_symbols directive.
      6f985ae8
  28. 16 Jan, 2005 1 commit
    • wolfgang's avatar
      [project @ 2005-01-16 05:31:39 by wolfgang] · 7a1b0a6c
      wolfgang authored
      A first stab at position independent code generation for i386-linux.
      It doesn't work yet, but it shouldn't break anything.
      
      What we need now is one or both of the following:
      a) A volunteer to implement PIC for x86 -fvia-C
          (I definitely refuse to touch any piece of code that contains
           both Perl and x86 assembly).
      b) A volunteer to improve the NCG to the point where it can compile
         the RTS (so we won't need point a).
      7a1b0a6c
  29. 13 Jan, 2005 1 commit
  30. 07 Oct, 2004 1 commit
    • wolfgang's avatar
      [project @ 2004-10-07 15:54:03 by wolfgang] · b4d045ae
      wolfgang authored
      Position Independent Code and Dynamic Linking Support, Part 1
      
      This commit allows generation of position independent code (PIC) that fully supports dynamic linking on Mac OS X and PowerPC Linux.
      Other platforms are not yet supported, and there is no support for actually linking or using dynamic libraries - so if you use the -fPIC or -dynamic code generation flags, you have to type your (platform-specific) linker command lines yourself.
      
      
      nativeGen/PositionIndependentCode.hs:
      New file. Look here for some more comments on how this works.
      
      cmm/CLabel.hs:
      Add support for DynamicLinkerLabels and PIC base labels - for use inside the NCG.
      needsCDecl: Case alternative labels now need C decls, see the codeGen/CgInfoTbls.hs below for details
      
      cmm/Cmm.hs:
      Add CmmPicBaseReg (used in NCG),
      and CmmLabelDiffOff (used in NCG and for offsets in info tables)
      
      cmm/CmmParse.y:
      support offsets in info tables
      
      cmm/PprC.hs:
      support CmmLabelDiffOff
      Case alternative labels now need C decls (see the codeGen/CgInfoTbls.hs for details), so we need to pprDataExterns for info tables.
      
      cmm/PprCmm.hs:
      support CmmLabelDiffOff
      
      codeGen/CgInfoTbls.hs:
      no longer store absolute addresses in info tables, instead, we store offsets.
      Also, for vectored return points, emit the alternatives _after_ the vector table. This is to work around a limitation in Apple's as, which refuses to handle label differences where one label is at the end of a section. Emitting alternatives after vector info tables makes sure this never happens in GHC generated code. Case alternatives now require prototypes in hc code, though (see changes in PprC.hs, CLabel.hs).
      
      main/CmdLineOpts.lhs:
      Add a new option, -fPIC.
      
      main/DriverFlags.hs:
      Pass the correct options for PIC to gcc, depending on the platform. Only for powerpc for now.
      
      nativeGen/AsmCodeGen.hs:
      Many changes...
      Mac OS X-specific management of import stubs is no longer, it's now part of a general mechanism to handle such things for all platforms that need it (Darwin [both ppc and x86], Linux on ppc, and some platforms we don't support).
      Move cmmToCmm into its own monad which can accumulate a list of imported symbols. Make it call cmmMakeDynamicReference at the right places.
      
      nativeGen/MachCodeGen.hs:
      nativeGen/MachInstrs.hs:
      nativeGen/MachRegs.lhs:
      nativeGen/PprMach.hs:
      nativeGen/RegAllocInfo.hs:
      Too many changes to enumerate here, PowerPC specific.
      
      nativeGen/NCGMonad.hs:
      NatM still tracks imported symbols, as more labels can be created during code generation (float literals, jump tables; on some platforms all data access has to go through the dynamic linking mechanism).
      
      driver/mangler/ghc-asm.lprl:
      Mangle absolute addresses in info tables to offsets.
      Correctly pass through GCC-generated PIC for Mac OS X and powerpc linux.
      
      includes/Cmm.h:
      includes/InfoTables.h:
      includes/Storage.h:
      includes/mkDerivedConstants.c:
      rts/GC.c:
      rts/GCCompact.c:
      rts/HeapStackCheck.cmm:
      rts/Printer.c:
      rts/RetainerProfile.c:
      rts/Sanity.c:
      Adapt to the fact that info tables now contain offsets.
      
      rts/Linker.c:
      Mac-specific: change machoInitSymbolsWithoutUnderscore to support PIC.
      b4d045ae
  31. 23 Aug, 2004 1 commit
  32. 13 Aug, 2004 1 commit
  33. 02 Jun, 2003 1 commit
  34. 11 Feb, 2003 1 commit
    • wolfgang's avatar
      [project @ 2003-02-11 11:53:51 by wolfgang] · 5819de0c
      wolfgang authored
      Mac OS X:
      Add support for dynamic linker "symbol stubs". For every function that might
      be imported from a dynamic library, we have to generate a short piece of
      assembly code.
      Extend the NatM monad to keep track of the list of imports (for which stubs
      will be generated later).
      Fix a bug concerning 64 bit ints (hi and low words were swapped in one place).
      5819de0c
  35. 11 Dec, 2002 1 commit
    • simonmar's avatar
      [project @ 2002-12-11 15:36:20 by simonmar] · 0bffc410
      simonmar authored
      Merge the eval-apply-branch on to the HEAD
      ------------------------------------------
      
      This is a change to GHC's evaluation model in order to ultimately make
      GHC more portable and to reduce complexity in some areas.
      
      At some point we'll update the commentary to describe the new state of
      the RTS.  Pending that, the highlights of this change are:
      
        - No more Su.  The Su register is gone, update frames are one
          word smaller.
      
        - Slow-entry points and arg checks are gone.  Unknown function calls
          are handled by automatically-generated RTS entry points (AutoApply.hc,
          generated by the program in utils/genapply).
      
        - The stack layout is stricter: there are no "pending arguments" on
          the stack any more, the stack is always strictly a sequence of
          stack frames.
      
          This means that there's no need for LOOKS_LIKE_GHC_INFO() or
          LOOKS_LIKE_STATIC_CLOSURE() any more, and GHC doesn't need to know
          how to find the boundary between the text and data segments (BIG WIN!).
      
        - A couple of nasty hacks in the mangler caused by the neet to
          identify closure ptrs vs. info tables have gone away.
      
        - Info tables are a bit more complicated.  See InfoTables.h for the
          details.
      
        - As a side effect, GHCi can now deal with polymorphic seq.  Some bugs
          in GHCi which affected primitives and unboxed tuples are now
          fixed.
      
        - Binary sizes are reduced by about 7% on x86.  Performance is roughly
          similar, some programs get faster while some get slower.  I've seen
          GHCi perform worse on some examples, but haven't investigated
          further yet (GHCi performance *should* be about the same or better
          in theory).
      
        - Internally the code generator is rather better organised.  I've moved
          info-table generation from the NCG into the main codeGen where it is
          shared with the C back-end; info tables are now emitted as arrays
          of words in both back-ends.  The NCG is one step closer to being able
          to support profiling.
      
      This has all been fairly thoroughly tested, but no doubt I've messed
      up the commit in some way.
      0bffc410
  36. 13 Sep, 2002 1 commit
    • simonpj's avatar
      [project @ 2002-09-13 15:02:25 by simonpj] · 9af77fa4
      simonpj authored
      --------------------------------------
      	Make Template Haskell into the HEAD
      	--------------------------------------
      
      This massive commit transfers to the HEAD all the stuff that
      Simon and Tim have been doing on Template Haskell.  The
      meta-haskell-branch is no more!
      
      WARNING: make sure that you
      
        * Update your links if you are using link trees.
          Some modules have been added, some have gone away.
      
        * Do 'make clean' in all library trees.
          The interface file format has changed, and you can
          get strange panics (sadly) if GHC tries to read old interface files:
          e.g.  ghc-5.05: panic! (the `impossible' happened, GHC version 5.05):
      	  Binary.get(TyClDecl): ForeignType
      
        * You need to recompile the rts too; Linker.c has changed
      
      
      However the libraries are almost unaltered; just a tiny change in
      Base, and to the exports in Prelude.
      
      
      NOTE: so far as TH itself is concerned, expression splices work
      fine, but declaration splices are not complete.
      
      
      		---------------
      		The main change
      		---------------
      
      The main structural change: renaming and typechecking have to be
      interleaved, because we can't rename stuff after a declaration splice
      until after we've typechecked the stuff before (and the splice
      itself).
      
      * Combine the renamer and typecheker monads into one
      	(TcRnMonad, TcRnTypes)
        These two replace TcMonad and RnMonad
      
      * Give them a single 'driver' (TcRnDriver).  This driver
        replaces TcModule.lhs and Rename.lhs
      
      * The haskell-src library package has a module
      	Language/Haskell/THSyntax
        which defines the Haskell data type seen by the TH programmer.
      
      * New modules:
      	hsSyn/Convert.hs 	converts THSyntax -> HsSyn
      	deSugar/DsMeta.hs 	converts HsSyn -> THSyntax
      
      * New module typecheck/TcSplice type-checks Template Haskell splices.
      
      		-------------
      		Linking stuff
      		-------------
      
      * ByteCodeLink has been split into
      	ByteCodeLink	(which links)
      	ByteCodeAsm	(which assembles)
      
      * New module ghci/ObjLink is the object-code linker.
      
      * compMan/CmLink is removed entirely (was out of place)
        Ditto CmTypes (which was tiny)
      
      * Linker.c initialises the linker when it is first used (no need to call
        initLinker any more).  Template Haskell makes it harder to know when
        and whether to initialise the linker.
      
      
      	-------------------------------------
      	Gathering the LIE in the type checker
      	-------------------------------------
      
      * Instead of explicitly gathering constraints in the LIE
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM (TypecheckedExpr, LIE)
        we now dump the constraints into a mutable varabiable carried
        by the monad, so we get
      	tcExpr :: RenamedExpr -> TcM TypecheckedExpr
      
        Much less clutter in the code, and more efficient too.
        (Originally suggested by Mark Shields.)
      
      
      		-----------------
      		Remove "SysNames"
      		-----------------
      
      Because the renamer and the type checker were entirely separate,
      we had to carry some rather tiresome implicit binders (or "SysNames")
      along inside some of the HsDecl data structures.  They were both
      tiresome and fragile.
      
      Now that the typechecker and renamer are more intimately coupled,
      we can eliminate SysNames (well, mostly... default methods still
      carry something similar).
      
      		-------------
      		Clean up HsPat
      		-------------
      
      One big clean up is this: instead of having two HsPat types (InPat and
      OutPat), they are now combined into one.  This is more consistent with
      the way that HsExpr etc is handled; there are some 'Out' constructors
      for the type checker output.
      
      So:
      	HsPat.InPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	HsPat.OutPat	--> HsPat.Pat
      	No 'pat' type parameter in HsExpr, HsBinds, etc
      
      	Constructor patterns are nicer now: they use
      		HsPat.HsConDetails
      	for the three cases of constructor patterns:
      		prefix, infix, and record-bindings
      
      	The *same* data type HsConDetails is used in the type
      	declaration of the data type (HsDecls.TyData)
      
      Lots of associated clean-up operations here and there.  Less code.
      Everything is wonderful.
      9af77fa4