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Re: Is amd64 ready for the desktop?

> Although mplayer works it seems to fail on some certain files.  Under
> i386 I never had any problems.

mplayer often segfaults on my i386 too on some files. As far as I
understand the problem is that NetBSD has too small stack by default,
only 2 megabytes.  But it works just fine after increasing stack limit
to 20Mb. Again this is on my NetBSD-4/i386.

Is there any reason to have such a small stack by default?  IMHO
NetBSD Guide should describe how to increase it.  Segfaulting mplayer
is really annoying and it is not trivial to understand why it does
so. I guess some other "modern" application widely used on desktops
last years may require more than 2Mb of stack.

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.

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