POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.beta-test : Fwd: Stack Size Testers Wanted : Re: Fwd: Stack Size Testers Wanted Server Time
6 Dec 2021 07:00:22 EST (-0500)
  Re: Fwd: Stack Size Testers Wanted  
From: clipka
Date: 16 Feb 2019 19:06:37
Message: <5c68a58d$1@news.povray.org>
Just to clear up some confusion:

On Windows, stack size is _not_ "virtually unlimited" - nor does Windows 
support split stacks. Rather, each thread's stack occupies a contiguous 
fixed block of address space. The only thing that's dynamic about it is 
that only a small portion is initially backed by physical (or even 
virtual) memory.

The per-thread stack size is configured at link time, and just happens 
to be set to a humongously large size in the POV-Ray project.


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