IORefCAS alternatives and similar packages
Based on the "Data" category
Do you think we are missing an alternative of IORefCAS or a related project?
Build Status and unit tests
- Jenkins: -- Basic primops only, i.e.
- Jenkins: -- all Queue and Deque data structures in this package.
- Travis: -- combined build&test for all packages in the repo.
Contents of this Repository
This is a multi-package repository. The following directories each correspond to exactly one cabal package:
- [abstract-deque]: AbstractDeque - abstract interface for single and double ended queues, plus reference implementation in pure Haskell
- [lockefree-queue]: classic Michael & Scott algorithm for single ended queues
- [chaselev-deque]: work-stealing "1.5" ended deques.
- [mega-deque]: a package that picks the best implementation for the interface constraints, which are expressed at the type level.
- [atomic-primops]: safe CAS/FAA (compare-and-swap/fetch-and-add) on various kinds of mutable locations
- [atomic-primops-foreign]: Add on package that provides an FFI based implementation of counters.
Please see the .cabal files for more detailed descriptions of each package.
How to Test and Install
First, to use compare-and-swap based data structures, you should be using GHC 7.4.1 or later. Some of these libaries will be forced to "fake it" on earlier versions of GHC.
You can install all of the packages in your user's .cabal directory with the following command:
You may also want to build the tests at the same time:
There are currently [2012.02.29] some problems with cabal failing to
automatically install dependencies for tests (as opposed to
libraries). You may have to manually install some packages via cabal
If you take a look at that
install_all.sh script, you'll notice you
can also configure which executables for
ghc it uses,
GHC=ghc-7.4.1 CABAL=cabal-0.10.2 ./install_all.sh --enable-tests
Next, you can run the tests like this:
That test should complete successfully with a zero exit code.
Note that if you have trouble building test-suites through cabal, you can build them manually with GHC using a command like the following:
cd MichaelScott/ ghc-7.4.1 -O2 -threaded -rtsopts Test.hs -o Test.exe
Building with Profiling for debugging:
ghc-7.4.1 -prof -osuf=o_p -O2 -threaded -rtsopts Test.hs -o Test.exe
You might have to reinstall some of the dependencies with profiling enabled:
cabal install -p hostname xml regex-base regex-posix ansi-terminal ansi-wl-pprint test-framework test-framework-hunit --reinstall
Reinstalling with profiling can be REALLY annoying once the libraries are already installed. For example, if you forget a dependency above it will complete most of the compile, giving you the "profiling version not available" error only later on, resulting in a quadratic compilation process as you reinstall, add one more dep, reinstall, repeat.
It would be nice to add a binding to TBB concurrent queues or other foreign implementations (for storable types).
Test on windows. (It hasn't been tried.)