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    SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] 4K stacks default, not a debug thing any more...?
    On 07/17/2007 01:40 AM, Ray Lee wrote:

    > On 7/16/07, Rene Herman <> wrote:
    >> On 07/17/2007 01:13 AM, Ray Lee wrote:
    >> > Given that there's actual, y'know, reports of people who can easily
    >> > crash a 4k+interrupt stacks kernel, and not an 8k one, I think the
    >> > current evidence speaks for itself.
    >> Where?
    > The second message in this thread, according to my reader, from Zan
    > Lynx. Another from Utz Lehmann a few minutes ago.

    True enough. I'm rather wondering though why RHEL is shipping with it if
    it's a _real_ problem. Scribbling junk all over kernel memory would be the
    kind of thing I'd imagine you'd mightely piss-off enterprise customers with.
    But well, sure, that rather quickly becomes a self-referential argument I guess.

    >> Removing any such option was not the objective of this thread, just
    >> lifting 4K stacks from debug and making it the default.
    > True, but your messages are reading as advocacy for removing the 8k
    > option. I'm saying that's a bad idea. If I misunderstood your
    > position, then my bad.

    I personally believe that CONFIG_4KSTACKS is not better only for very few
    users but well, no, if even some users exist, then I wouldn't want to
    suggest they'd be disallowed (shared or unshared) 8K stacks.

    I _would_ in fact suggest there are few enough left that rather than 4K, 8K
    should really be the option that only those few would select, but ofcourse,
    given config defaults that's mostly a matter of semantics, so who cares in
    the end.

    > If they even realize that it's the cause of the problem. In the
    > meantime, we're generating more bug reports to lkml. As the general
    > opinion is that the ones getting received now aren't getting enough
    > attention (see regression tracking threads), setting a default that is
    > known to break setups in hard to debug ways seems counterproductive.

    Well, no. "oldconfig" works fine, and other than that, all failure modes
    I've heard about also in this thread are MD/LVM/XFS. This is extremely
    widely tested stuff in at least Fedora and RHEL. "hard to debug" is simply
    not the case -- every one will immediately start yelling 4KSTACKS when that
    software-stack appears anywhere.

    Don't try and hang this off generic development unease... ;-)


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