Testsuite with profiling

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at MIT.EDU
Thu Sep 19 21:40:31 UTC 2013

That's to be expected, because unfortunately, profiling is not
a "transparent" operation; you have to compile things differently
and certain features don't work.

You might have better luck doing a slow test run, with WAY=prof
(there are actually a number of other cases too, such as prof_hc_hb,
etc, see testsuite/config/ghc)


Excerpts from Jan Stolarek's message of Thu Sep 19 02:30:53 -0700 2013:
> I need to run testsuite with profiling turned on. When I run
>   make WAY=normal EXTRA_HC_OPTS="-prof -fprof-auto -rtsopts" 
> lots of tests are failing with:
>       Dynamic linking required, but this is a non-standard build (eg. prof).
>       You need to build the program twice: once the dynamic way, and then
>       in the desired way using -osuf to set the object file suffix.
> I only added "GhcLibWays     += p" to "quick" section of my build.mk. I guess this error message has something to do with DYNAMIC_BY_DEFAULT - I could probably get this right with a trial and error approach, but I'd rather know what I'm doing. Can anyone tell me what is going on and what do I need to do to make this work?
> Janek

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