Thread memory allocation question

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at
Wed Jul 1 02:11:56 CEST 2009

]] "Poul-Henning Kamp" 

| In message <5C056AE2-7207-42F8-9E4B-0F541DC4B1B2 at>, Ken Brownfield wri
| tes:
| >Would a stack overflow take out the whole child, or just that thread?
| The kernel would try to extend the stack and provided you are not on
| a 32 bit system, it shouldn't ever have a problem with that.

On the other hand, the gain from decreasing the stack size would just be
a bit less book-keeping for the kernel, unless you have overcommit
turned off (which I don't think anybody actually uses), right?

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