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Re: honoring gcc test stack size

From: Hans-Peter Nilsson
Subject: Re: honoring gcc test stack size
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:12:30 +0100

> From: "Dave Korn" <address@hidden>
> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 17:50:42 -0000

> On 13 February 2008 16:36, Hans-Peter Nilsson wrote:
>   As a datapoint, the standard per-thread stack allocation on win32 platforms
> is 2MB.  That might make a more reasonable cutoff point, because in what's
> probably a bimodal distribution, it's the one and only datum that's stuck in
> the middle of the range, and we'd want it to fall in the big-stack side of any
> divide rather than the tiny-embedded-machine-stack side.

I don't understand.  Maybe I don't understand, but I don't see
this "divide" you speak of.  Or to the point, why would it be
easier to spot stack-dependent testcases by failing at both 8K
and 2M (and with reasons still undeclared) than to fail at 8K
and pass at 64M?

brgds, H-P

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