Subject: Re: segmentation fault on [stack growth]?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 09/12/1994 13:39:37
> So, NetBSD imposes no limit on how much a process can auto-grow its
> stack by at once, except that the stack as a whole cannot exceed the
> stacksize limit?
> What if one does "unlimit stacksize"?
1 [sun-lamp] cgd % limit stacksize
stacksize 512 kbytes
2 [sun-lamp] cgd % unlimit stacksize
3 [sun-lamp] cgd % limit stacksize
stacksize 8192 kbytes
"just 'cuz it said it was unlimited doesn't mean that it is..."
you still have a wall -- it's just a lot further away.
obviously, these numbers change from machine to machine...