split_marker crash

Ben Gamari ben at well-typed.com
Mon Nov 19 21:06:08 UTC 2018

Phyx <lonetiger at gmail.com> writes:

> On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 8:33 PM Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>> Andreas Klebinger <klebinger.andreas at gmx.at> writes:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I'm fine with reverting for now. But could you give me a way to
>> > reproduce this error?
>> >
>> > I've not seen crashes on either linux and windows in various configs.
>> >
>> I suspect that Simon is building with SplitObjects enabled. To be
>> honest, I would really like to remove this feature; SplitSections is
>> better in nearly every regard. However, we have been stalled since
>> SplitSections doesn't quite work yet on Windows (or, IIRC, the toolchain
>> is prohibitively slow when it's used). I believe Tamar was working on
>> fixing this.
> SplitObjects has been off in favor of SplitSections on Windows since Aug.
> https://github.com/ghc/ghc/commit/23774c98f1368b41515cbd5223b87ea6dbf644e1
Ahh, I had forgotten about this. I'll need to check this when I'm back
home but I suspect this means that we can finally rip out (or at least
deprecate) split object support for 8.8.


- Ben
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