[commit: nofib] master: Note why all shootout benchmarks couldn't be added (c82455f)

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 01:32:12 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 4:23 PM, Ian Lynagh <ian at well-typed.com> wrote:

> Hi Johan,
> On Tue, Feb 05, 2013 at 03:19:59PM -0800, Johan Tibell wrote:
> >
> > + * The k-nucleotide benchmark wasn't included as it segfaults on my
> > +   64-bit OS X 10.8.2 machine.
> That sounds more serious than a performance regression!
> Or is it a bug in the benchmark?

It might very well be a bug in the benchmark. It does lots of scary pointer
manipulation. I haven't had time to look into it and see if it only happens
on some GHC versions (which could suggest a GHC bug) or everywhere. It
doesn't seem to happen on the 32-bit machine used by the shootout server at
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