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Defaulting To 4K Stacks

Apr 24, 2008, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Andrew Morton replied to a commit message making 4k stacks the default, saying, 'this patch will cause kernels to crash.' Ingo Molnar replied, 'what mainline kernels crash and how will they crash? Fedora and other distros have had 4K stacks enabled for years.' He added, 'we've conducted tens of thousands of bootup tests with all sorts of drivers and kernel options enabled and have yet to see a single crash due to 4K stacks.' During the lengthy discussion it was suggested that nfs+xfs+raid kernel configurations, and using ndiswrapper are the most common reasons for overflowing a 4K stack size..."

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