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Re: Avoid C stack overflow

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Avoid C stack overflow
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:05:35 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> GCC developers suggests do not rely on guard pages
> The problems they note with guard pages shouldn't apply to Emacs.
> Emacs isn't supposed to have huge locals that can jump the guard page.

Currently, "MAX_ALLOCA = 16 * 1024", so yes, Emacs is expected to
occasionally allocate objects larger than your typical 4KB or 8KB
guard page.


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