GHC 6.4.1 and Win32 DLLs: Bug in shutdownHaskell?

Michael Marte marte at
Wed Mar 8 05:01:32 EST 2006

Lennart Augustsson wrote:

> I'm not implying anything, except that I've plugged the space
> leak of 256M every time a DLL is loaded&unloaded.
>     -- Lennart
> Michael Marte wrote:
>> Lennart,
>> do you imply that you have fixed the problem causing the crashes?
>> May I safely assume that DLLs produced by ghc 6.4.2 will not crash 
>> upon being freed?
I wanted to test the fix for ticket #711 but I am stuck because there is 
no current snapshot of ghc 6.5 for mingw. (The last one is dated end of 
February, the patch was commited on  March, 2nd.)

I saw that the patch is scheduled for milestone 6.4.2 but has been 
commited only for 6.5. When will it be available for 6.4.2?

I started learning to compile ghc and I have succeeded with the current 
head of the 6.4 branch on Debian Linux/testing. Next step is to compile 
the head on this system. My current problem is a missing symbol when 
linking stage1/ghc-6.5, namely u_gencat  referenced by 
stage1/parser/Lexer.o. Am I missing some library?
(I think my sources are up to date, I pulled only half an hour ago.)


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