[lkml]   [2007]   [Jul]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: [uml-devel] [PATCH 4/5] UML - Simplify helper stack handling
On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 05:28:30PM +0200, Blaisorblade wrote:
> > fchown01 used greatest stack depth: 4892 bytes left
> > That's the sum of process stack and interrupt stack, but I doubt if this
> > little box is using much interrupt stack space.
> >
> > No wonder people are still getting stack overflows with 4k stacks...
> First, those numbers pretend to be _unused_ stack space.

But on an 8K stack. If you pretend to be on a 4K stack, and take 4K
away from that, those numbers are 100s of bytes away from eating the

> Well, UML tends to use more stack space than the rest of
> kernel. Apart it has a bit more layering (even if less than in the
> past), we must use libc's function too, and they're not written to
> be executed on an 8k stack.

We don't use very much of libc on kernel stacks. Also, various things
have been done to reduce stack usage. We no longer initialize kernel
stacks with a signal frame on them. We now have IRQ stacks. I've
also done some amount of general stack usage reduction. I haven't
seen anything come very close to running out of stack.


Work email - jdike at linux dot intel dot com
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2007-07-03 19:29    [W:0.058 / U:0.856 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site