[CentOS] What is the stack size?
james-p at moving-picture.com
Wed Mar 14 11:35:39 UTC 2007
Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> I am installing the hsfmodem drivers for my ALI 5457 softmodem from
> The following warning is supplied:
> *Note:* The default stack size in original Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0
> kernels is only 4K. Because some drivers require more stack space to
> operate properly, we recommend using a kernel with a larger stack size
> if you experience problems or crashes. You can either rebuild your own
> custom kernel, or *get one of our replacement "stk16" kernels provided
> for your convenience*
> They are identical to the Red Hat kernels, except that the stack size
> was increased to 16K.
> I ASSuME that Centos 4 also has a 4K stack? Should I increase my stack
> size to 16K and if so, how?
CentOS4 uses a 4K stack size on i686 - you can't alter it at run time -
as the link suggests, you might want to install one of their modified
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