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Re^3: One piece of code, two mysteries!

by Polyglot (Pilgrim)
on Oct 05, 2012 at 03:52 UTC ( #997369=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: One piece of code, two mysteries!
in thread One piece of code, two mysteries! (UPDATED.)

Ok, when I set it to 16k (16384), I got a segmentation fault. When I commented out the line entirely, it seemed to go to indefinite sleep and returned nothing to the screen. I did not even see the process in "top." I finally tried setting the stack to 65535 and got the following output.
# ./ 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Is that what was expected?



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Re^4: One piece of code, two mysteries!
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 05, 2012 at 04:09 UTC
    When I commented out the line entirely,

    Do you mean like this?:

    #use threads stack_size => 4096;

    If so, you should have at the very minimum got an error: "Can't call method "async" without a package or object reference at ..."!?

    To disable the stack_size parameter, you should do:

    use threads; # stack_size => 4096;

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      That's interesting. Yes, I commented out the entire line, but got no error message. It was simply as if the program had hung. I had to CTRL + C out of it after I had waited a couple minutes or so. (Tried again later and it went over 12 min. before I lost patience.)

      Just for fun, I just ran it with the "use threads;" implementation, and it gave me the exact same results as with the 64k stack size.



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