Patch to enable GHC runtime system with thr_debug_p options...

Ian Lynagh ian at
Thu Dec 6 18:42:32 CET 2012

On Mon, Dec 03, 2012 at 09:11:07PM +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Dear GHC HQ: Would you advice against or for providing a RTS in the
> thr_debug_p and thr_debug ways in the Debian package?

The main reasons not to add RTS ways are that they take time to build,
and use disk space once built. For a distribution, it probably makes
sense to build all of them (even if some are put in a separate
ghc-rts-extra-ways package) as the compile-time is shared amongst many
users, and it is harder for the user to build extra ways.

It's also true that non-default ways are less-well-tested, but that
doesn't necessarily mean they are buggier. And building them certainly
shouldn't cause any bugs when not using those extra ways.


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