Allocation break-down by type

Bruno Martínez at
Sat Sep 18 20:04:25 EDT 2010

On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 07:28:25 -0300, Simon Marlow <marlowsd at>

> On 15/09/2010 03:49, Bruno Martínez Aguerre wrote:
>> To understand better whether ghc is taking advantage of my UNPACK
>> pragmas, I want to profile my program and sort the allocations by type.
>> I couldn't find an option to do this. -p is only by cost-center, and -hy
>> only works for live data, and I want all allocations. Am I missing some
>> option? Any tips to better debug UNPACK, apart from inspecting core?
> That's a kind of profiling we don't have, I'm afraid.  The allocation  
> counter only has a single dimension.
> Inspecting core is the only way right now to determine whether UNPACK is  
> doing what you hope it is.

Thanks, Simon.


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