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Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] "deep-stack" option, declaration and build

From: Jim Ursetto
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] [PATCH] "deep-stack" option, declaration and build-mode
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2012 14:01:12 -0500

On Aug 1, 2012, at 1:59 PM, Jim Ursetto wrote:

> On Aug 1, 2012, at 7:07 AM, Felix wrote:
>> Enabling this mode by default should IMHO be avoided, since runaway
>> recursions (which is the usual reason for stack-exhaustion) will
>> consume all available memory and thus may bring the machine to a halt.
> I think it will hit the stack ulimit (probably 4-8MB) and segfault,
> so there is no danger of exhaustion.

Never mind, ignore this post, I am an idiot.  That's how it behaves
now obviously, deep-stack will remove this "safety valve".

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