Running multithreaded GHC on Itanium

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at
Thu Jun 14 06:06:12 EDT 2007

Srđan Stipić wrote:
> I am currently trying to modify GHC 6.6.1 to run on Itanium in
> multithreaded mode (+RTS -N).
> Is it possible to do those modifications without generating back-end
> for Itanium?
> (If I am correct GHC on Itanium uses gcc to generate the code)

It should be possible, all you have to do is implement the primitives in 
includes/SMP.h for Itanium (IIRC someone else asked about this recently but I 
can't find the message, you might want to check the archives).


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