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Re: SEGV on unbounded recursion


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: SEGV on unbounded recursion
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008 18:24:43 -0700
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According to address@hidden on 3/6/2008 8:04 AM:
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| Fix:
|       ksh has a fixed recursion depth limit (4096 on 32 bit machines, not
|       that many). I'm not sure we want this.

We don't want a fixed recursion limit - it's against GNU philosophy to
enforce arbitrary limits.  However, see a recent thread from bug-gnu-utils
on the same issue:

http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2008-01/msg00042.html
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnu-utils/2008-01/msg00043.html

including libsigsegv as an option for making stack overflow detection
result in nicer output than a crash.

http://www.gnu.org/software/libsigsegv/

- --
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake             address@hidden
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