Re: Question regarding thread_struct
From: Zwane Mwaikambo
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 13:28:46 EST
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Coywolf Qi Hunt wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 12:28:42 -0500, Robert Love <rml@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-03-08 at 22:57 +0530, Imanpreet Arora wrote:
> > > This has been a doubt for a couple of days, and I am wondering if this
> > > one could also be cleared. When you say kernel stack, can't be resized
> > >
> > >
> > > a) Does it mean that the _whole_ of the kernel is restricted to
> > > that 8K or 16K of memory?
> > Actually, 4K or 8K these days for x86. But, no, it means that EACH
> > PROCESS is constrained to the kernel stack. The stacks are per-process.
> > The kernel never "runs on its own" -- it is always in the context of a
> > process (which has its own kernel stack) or an interrupt handler (which
> > either shares the previous process's stack or has its own stack,
> > depending on CONFIG_IRQSTACKS).
> CONFIG_IRQSTACKS seems only on ppc64. Is it good to add for other archs too?
i386 and x86_64 also have IRQ stacks
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