Subject: Re: [boost] [Thread] Query: Stack Size
From: Alapkumar Sinha (Alapkumar.Sinha_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-28 12:34:11
I was checking the thread library implementation for pthread in the file
boost_1_43_0/libs/thread/src/pthread/thread.cpp (Line number 185) and observed that boost trhead library calls pthread_create with attributes as NULL which means it takes default stack size.
I have modified the code as below. Can someone tell me if this changes are fine or not?
// [AKS] Addded code to set the stack size to 2 MB
pthread_attr_init(&attr1); //attr1 is a global variable
pthread_attr_setstacksize (&attr1, mystacksize);
//[AKS] End of change
int const res = pthread_create(&thread_info->thread_handle, &attr1, &thread_proxy, thread_info.get());
if (res != 0)
Thanks & Regards,
From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Anthony Williams
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost] [Thread] Query: Stack Size
Alapkumar Sinha <Alapkumar.Sinha_at_[hidden]> writes:
> How can I change the default stack size for each new thread being
On Windows, set the default stack size with the appropriate linker
> Secondly is there a mechanism to set the stack size while creation?
No. You can use platform-specific APIs to switch stacks after creation
> I read somewhere that the default stack size is 8MB which is heavy for
> my application.
That's platform dependent.
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