profiling and backtracing blues
marlowsd at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 09:10:08 CET 2012
On 14/03/12 22:32, Ranjit Jhala wrote:
> Dear Simon,
> I am indeed using the GHC API -- to crunch .hs source to CoreExpr,
> which I then walk over to generate refinement type constraints and
> so on.
> In the past (with GHC 7.04) I *was* able to do some profiling -- to
> hunt down a space leak. However, perhaps at that time I was not using
> hscCompileCoreExpr but something else? However, it could also be
> something silly like me not having built 7.4.1 with profiling support?
> Specifically, here's I think, the key bits of GHC API code I'm using
> (from the link you sent, I suspect 2 is the problem) but any clues
> will be welcome!
> 1. To extract the mod_guts from the file "fn"
> getGhcModGuts1 :: (GhcMonad m) => FilePath -> m ModGuts
> getGhcModGuts1 fn = do
> liftIO $ deleteBinFiles fn
> target<- guessTarget fn Nothing
> addTarget target
> load LoadAllTargets
> modGraph<- depanal  True
> case find ((== fn) . msHsFilePath) modGraph of
> Just modSummary -> do
> mod_guts<- coreModule `fmap` (desugarModule =<< typecheckModule =<< parseModule modSummary)
> return mod_guts
> 2. To convert a raw string (e.g. "map" or "zipWith" to the corresponding Name inside GHC)
> I suspect this is the bit that touches the Ghci code -- because thats where I extracted
> it from -- Is this what is causing the problem?
> stringToNameEnv :: HscEnv -> String -> IO Name
> stringToNameEnv env s
> = do L _ rn<- hscParseIdentifier env s
> (_, lookupres)<- tcRnLookupRdrName env rn
> case lookupres of
> Just (n:_) -> return n
> _ -> errorstar $ "Bare.lookupName cannot find name for: " ++ s
The code in (2) doesn't reach hscCompileCoreExpr. In (1), the only way
to get to hscCompileCoreExpr is by compiling a module that contains some
Template Haskell or quasiquotes. Could that be the case? (the reason
is that TH and QQ both need to compile some code and run it on the fly,
which requires the interpreter, which is the bit that doesn't work with
> On Mar 14, 2012, at 3:59 AM, Simon Marlow wrote:
>> On 13/03/2012 21:25, Ranjit Jhala wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm trying to use the nifty backtracing mechanism in GHC 74.
>>> AFAICT, this requires everything be built with profiling on),
>>> but as a consequence, I hit this:
>>> "You can't call hscCompileCoreExpr in a profiled compiler"
>>> Any hints on whether there are work-arounds?
>> Can you give more details about what you're trying to do? Are you using the GHC API in some way?
>> I'm afraid there's something of a deep limitation in that the interpreter that is used by GHCi and Template Haskell doesn't work with profiling:
>> We think it is quite a lot of work to fix this.
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