Re: [RESEND][PATCH] Mark thread stack correctly in proc/<pid>/maps

From: KOSAKI Motohiro
Date: Fri Feb 03 2012 - 03:02:34 EST

> Right now MAP_STACK does not mean anything since it is ignored. The
> intention of this behaviour change is to make MAP_STACK mean that the
> map is going to be used as a stack and hence, set it up like a stack
> ought to be. I could not really think of a valid case for fixed size
> stacks; it looks like a limitation in the pthread implementation in
> glibc rather than a feature. So this patch will actually result in
> uniform behaviour across threads when it comes to stacks.
> This does change vm accounting since thread stacks were earlier
> accounted as anon memory.

The fact is, now process stack and pthread stack clearly behave
different dance. libc don't expect pthread stack grow automatically.
So, your patch will break userland. Just only change display thing.
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