Re: 2.6.6-rc3-mm2 (4KSTACK)

From: Horst von Brand
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 15:33:13 EST

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx> said:


> I tried 4k stack, I couldn't measure any improvement in anything (as in
> no visible speedup or saving in memory).

4K stacks lets the kernel create new threads/processes as long as there is
free memory; with 8K stacks it needs two consecutive free page frames in
physical memory, when memory is fragmented (and large) they are hard to
come by...
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