Subject: Re: why python+pth?
To: Marc Recht <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/17/2003 17:09:01
On Nov 17, 2003, at 2:42 PM, Marc Recht wrote:

> There is a stack corruption on -current with native threads. Therefore 
> Python sometimes coredumps (eg. while processing regular expressions, 
> or cpickle). It works most cases, though.

It's not "stack corruption".  It's that the default stack size for 
pthread apps is not large enough for Python.  There is currently no API 
to change the stack size for threaded apps.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>