ghci and ghc -threaded broken with pipes & forking

John Goerzen jgoerzen at
Thu Dec 11 12:00:08 EST 2008

Simon Marlow wrote:
>> I would also add: does the threaded RTS support all platforms?  For
>> instance, GHC runs on my Alpha and on AIX, unregisterised.  ghci doesn't
>> run there, but GHC does.  If you drop the non-threaded RTS, does that
>> mean that GHC doesn't work there at all?
> If those platforms support threads, there's no reason why the threaded 
> RTS shouldn't work there.  Also, GHCi should work on all platforms (even 
> unregisterised) these days, including the FFI if there's support in 
> libffi for that platform.

That's very good to hear.

>>   (still open since Nov 2007)
> That one is closed - fixed in 6.8.3 I think.

Oops, my mistake.  I'll look into it again.

> I did make a ticket for that:

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    *  milestone changed from _|_ to 6.10.2.


Thanks, Simon.

-- John

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