Gerhard Niklasch on Thu, 30 Jul 1998 23:25:26 +0200 (MET DST)

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Re: SEGV on bad recursion

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> Message-Id: <>
> Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 16:27:14 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Ilya Zakharevich <>
I had written:
> > (4) On SunOS/Solaris where Igor originally observed this behavior,
> > the C stack sits in a fixed-size (8MBy) memory segment, and fills up
> > this segment before the parameter blocks exhaust the default PARI stack,
> > and before the other allocations exhaust the available virtual memory.
> Type 
>      limit
> on your shell command-line.

...if your shell knows about this  (csh, tcsh).  Or
	ulimit -a
(sh, ksh, bash).  In either case, you can view or set the stack size limit
(or remove a pre-set one) for all child processes spawned henceforth by
this shell.  However, this won't affect any processes already running.

Remove a pre-set limit at your own risk and that of any other users of
the same machine. ;^)