DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-01
Re: On Mono port
:On Sat, Jan 29, 2005 at 01:32:29AM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> I would tend towards using a 1MB or 2MB default threading stack size...
:> whatever Linux is using. The sad fact of the matter is that programmers
:> don't pay much attention to stack size any more, even when writing
:> threaded applications, so the default has to change along with the times.
:For single threaded applications, the stack size is a non-issue. But for
:multithreaded programs, you have to map the stack address space in advance,
:using 1MB by default can eat the Virtual Address Space in no time.
Yes, but as a default I would say that just about every application out
there already assumes that infinite threads are not available, whereas
very few applications assume that they only have a 64KB stack.
What we are doing is shifting the burden away from the vast majority of
applications that we have to run today and shifting it towards the
relatively few applications that need to create thousands of threads,
which already probably change the default stack size anyway since they
are also geared to linux which has a large stack size default.