Mail Archives: djgpp/1999/07/25/04:32:44

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 11:29:45 +0300 (IDT)
From: Eli Zaretskii <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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To: Martin Str|mberg <ams AT ludd DOT luth DOT se>
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Charles Sandmann <sandmann AT clio DOT rice DOT edu>
Subject: Re: Fixed stack size?
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On 23 Jul 1999, Martin Str|mberg wrote:

> Why is the stack size fixed? Can't it be allocated dynamically?

I'm not sure I understand all the subtle aspects of this, but one
problem is that the stack sits between .bss and the heap, so
expanding it would require to move the heap around.  (The heap clearly
requires expanding, so it's placed last.)

DJ, Charles, can you comment on this?

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