[commit: ghc] master: SpecConstr: seed specialisation of top-level bindings, as with letrecs. (8a58851)
amos.robinson at gmail.com
Wed May 15 15:08:59 CEST 2013
I did, though I didn't include the nofib details (I imagine it'll go out of
I also remembered to add the note about limiting recursive specialising
that I'd had sitting in my repo for a while but had forgotten to commit
On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 11:03 PM, Simon Peyton-Jones
<simonpj at microsoft.com>wrote:
> Cool! Did you comment the change with a Note [Seed specialisation of
> top-level bindings] inside SpecContr itself? (You could use more or less
> the text below.)
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: ghc-commits-bounces at haskell.org [mailto:ghc-commits-
> | bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Amos Robinson
> | Sent: 15 May 2013 13:47
> | To: ghc-commits at haskell.org
> | Subject: [commit: ghc] master: SpecConstr: seed specialisation of top-
> | level bindings, as with letrecs. (8a58851)
> | Repository : http://darcs.haskell.org/ghc.git/
> | On branch : master
> | https://github.com/ghc/ghc/commit/8a58851150af11020140256bbd7c6d5359e020
> | ee
> | >---------------------------------------------------------------
> | commit 8a58851150af11020140256bbd7c6d5359e020ee
> | Author: Amos Robinson <amos.robinson at gmail.com>
> | Date: Wed May 15 22:15:56 2013 +1000
> | SpecConstr: seed specialisation of top-level bindings, as with
> | letrecs.
> | When specialising a top-level recursive group, if none of the
> | binders
> | are exported then we can start specialising based on the later calls
> | to
> | the functions.
> | This is instead of creating specialisations based on the RHS of the
> | bindings.
> | The main benefit of this is that only specialisations that will
> | actually
> | be used are created. This saves quite a bit of memory when compiling
> | stream-fusion and ForceSpecConstr sort of code.
> | Nofib has an average allocation and runtime of -0.7%, maximum 2%.
> | There are a few with significant decreases in allocation (10 - 20%)
> | but, interestingly, those ones seem to have similar runtimes.
> | One of these does have a significantly reduced total elapsed time
> | though: -38%.
> | On average the nofib compilation times are the same, but they do
> | vary
> | with s.d. of -4 to 4%.
> | I think this is acceptable because of the fairly major code blowup
> | fixes
> | this has for fusion-style code.
> | (In one example, a SpecConstr was previously producing 122,000 term
> | size,
> | now only produces 28,000 with the same object code)
> | compiler/specialise/SpecConstr.lhs | 142 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
> | -------
> | 1 file changed, 113 insertions(+), 29 deletions(-)
> | Diff suppressed because of size. To see it, use:
> | git show 8a58851150af11020140256bbd7c6d5359e020ee
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