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SubjectRe: x86: 4kstacks default
On Sun, Apr 20, 2008 at 03:06:23PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Willy Tarreau wrote:
>...
> > I have nothing against changing the default setting to 4k provided that
> > it is easy to get back to the save setting
>
> So you're saying that only advanced users who understand all their
> CONFIG options should have the safe settings? And everyone else
> the "only explodes once a week" mode?
>
> For me that is exactly the wrong way around.
>
> If someone is sure they know what they're doing they can set whatever
> crazy settings they want (given there is a quick way to check
> for the crazy settings in oops reports so that I can ignore those), but
> the default should be always safe and optimized for reliability.

That means we'll have nearly zero testing of the "crazy setting" and
when someone tries it he'll have a high probability of running into some
problems.

Such a "crazy setting" shouldn't be offered to users at all.

We should either aim at 4k stacks unconditionally for all 32bit
architectures with 4k page size or don't allow any architecture
to offer 4k stacks.

> -Andi

cu
Adrian

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"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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