Mail Archives: djgpp/1998/01/24/16:27:10

Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 13:19:32 -0800 (PST)
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To: "Andrew Crabtree" <andrewc AT rosemail DOT rose DOT hp DOT com>, djgpp AT delorie DOT com
From: Nate Eldredge <eldredge AT ap DOT net>
Subject: Re: use memory more than 1MB

At 03:00  1/23/1998 -0800, Andrew Crabtree wrote:
>John M. Aldrich wrote in message <34C81A06 DOT 18AF AT cs DOT com>...
>>You should NEVER put large objects on the stack, particularly not the
>>way you do it here.
>I think depending on background many programmers do just this.  The 'NEVER'
>clause is pretty djgpp specific, not 'C' language specific.  Most unixes
>will grow
>the stack automatically as needed (linux, hpux), and don't have a small
>size one like djgpp.
True, although there is still a limit. For me, Linux (2.0.29) allows 8MB or
so of stack before crashing.
>>You can also increase the default stack size, but that is a really
>>horrid way to get the above code to work.
>Sure, for this case it is.  But when porting gnu software that uses alloca
>I think increasing stack size is reasonable...
Of course, since we don't want to be hacking around the GNU sources.

Nate Eldredge
eldredge AT ap DOT net

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