split_marker crash

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Mon Nov 19 21:04:11 UTC 2018

Simon Peyton Jones via ghc-devs <ghc-devs at haskell.org> writes:

> I do indeed have SplitObs=YES in my validate.mk.
Ahh, so perhaps Andreas's finding isn't the culprit afterall. Looking at
the source it looks like `split_marker_entry` is indeed emitted for split
objects support.c

> In the past at least, that made binaries quite a bit smaller.
> Happy to change it to SplitSections=YES if that is more kosher these days?
We generally recommend SplitSections at this point. Not only is it
simpler, but it may reduce build times, result in smaller binaries, and
generally stays closer to what C compilers do, avoiding toolchain bugs.


- Ben
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