hadrian: optimise Rules.Compile

Authored by alpmestan on Dec 7 2018, 3:42 AM.


hadrian: optimise Rules.Compile

Previously, as reported in Trac #15938, resuming a build "in the middle",
e.g when building _build/stage1/libraries/base/, hadrian would take up
to a whole minute to get started doing actual work, building code.

This was mostly due to a big enumeration that we do in Rules.hs, to
generate all the possible patterns for object files for 1) all ways, 2)
all packages and 3) all stages. Since rule enumeration is always
performed, whatever the target, we were always paying this cost, which
seemed to grow bigger the farther in the build we stopped and were
resuming from.

Instead, this patch borrows the approach that we took for Rules.Library
in https://github.com/snowleopard/hadrian/pull/571, which exposes all the
relevant object files under as few catch-all rules as possible (8 here),
and parses all the information we need out of the object's path.

The concrete effect of this patch that I have observed is to reduce the
45-60 seconds pause to <5 seconds. Along with the Shake performance
improvements that Neil mentions in Trac #15938, most of the pause should
effectively disappear.

Reviewers: snowleopard, bgamari, goldfire

Reviewed By: snowleopard

Subscribers: rwbarton, carter

GHC Trac Issues: Trac #15938

Differential Revision: https://phabricator.haskell.org/D5412


alpmestanDec 7 2018, 3:42 AM
Differential Revision
D5412: hadrian: optimise Rules.Compile
rGHCfb669f51b3f2: Add fusion rules for the zipWith functions in base (#15263)