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SubjectRe: [-mm patch] i386: enable 4k stacks by default
On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 02:13:16PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Actually looking at the code it would need some fixes first:
> /*
> * These should really be __section__(".bss.page_aligned") as well, but
> * gcc's 3.0 and earlier don't handle that correctly.
> */
> static char softirq_stack[NR_CPUS * THREAD_SIZE]
> __attribute__((__aligned__(THREAD_SIZE)));
> static char hardirq_stack[NR_CPUS * THREAD_SIZE]
> __attribute__((__aligned__(THREAD_SIZE)));
> With 8K stacks and NR_CPUS==128 that would be 2MB statically reserved. Yuck.
> Really needs to be dynamically allocated. I'll take a look once the .22
> big merge is done.

Here's what I did for i386 for someone concerned about blowing the stack.

-- wli
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