default stack size for threads changed

Michael Neuling mikey at
Tue Feb 23 12:58:16 EST 2010

In message <OF21CCB5A6.CDFDB6C1-ONC12576D2.00430B25-C12576D2.0043C4BB at> you wrote:
> With current, 2.6.33-rc6, linux the default stack size changed from unlimited
> to 8MB:
> # > ulimit -s
> 8192
> This makes NPTL allocate a 8MB stack for each thread that is created.
> This breaks in our embedded system. Although this
> can be fixed in our app I wonder if this is intentional?

When did this change from unlimited?

It's unlikely but this might be related
803bf5ec259941936262d10ecc84511b76a20921 (post rc7).  You'll also need
to grab this


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