Thread memory allocation question

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Fri Jun 19 23:21:52 CEST 2009

In message <5C056AE2-7207-42F8-9E4B-0F541DC4B1B2 at>, Ken Brownfield wri

>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.

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