Stack size on 64-bit Cygwin

Ryan Johnson ryan.johnson@cs.utoronto.ca
Fri Aug 16 21:25:00 GMT 2013


On 16/08/2013 4:49 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
> The problem that has been discussed at length in the thread "64-bit 
> emacs crashes a lot" appears to have been solved on the emacs-devel 
> list.  (I say "appears to" because I'm waiting for Ryan to confirm this.) 
WJFFM so far (fingers crossed!)

> The problem went away for me when I built emacs with 
> 'LDFLAGS=-Wl,--stack,4194304'.  I'm wondering if it's just that emacs 
> needs an unusually big stack or if the default stack size on 64-bit 
> Cygwin should be increased for all applications.
I could easily imagine running into trouble by doubling pointer sizes, 
if GC calls routinely reach 10k+ stack frames deep like somebody 
mentioned a couple days ago...

Ryan


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