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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] Java stack limits
Date Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:30:21 GMT


Tim Ellison wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> I think that it's totally unreasonable to have no upper bound on stack
>> size.  A Java virtual machine should never be able to hose a machine by
>> sucking in all memory...
> 
> yeah, like those rotten C programs.  You are damned if you do and damned
> if you don't, since you'll upset people who hit any arbitrary limit that
> you set on the stack size too.  As we have seen, current impls do limit.

Clearly the "suck all memory until the box turns over and wiggles it's 
feet in the air" setting isn't needed by anyone.  Is there some 
reasonable heuristic based on heap defaults or settings?

geir

> 
> Regards,
> Tim
> 

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