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Re: PPC needs lots more stack space in rawhide??

On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 16:28 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> I'm having a tough time trying to get mysql rebuilt in rawhide: the ppc
> build keeps failing like this:
> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/getfile?taskID=335275&name=build.log
> Normally what a failure in execution_constants means is that the
> configuration constant STACK_MIN_SIZE has to be increased, because the
> error-recovery code needs more stack space than it did before.  We have
> for years had to run that a bit higher than what mysql.com ships, but up
> to now 16384 has worked fine across all arches (all 7 redhat arches,
> not just Fedora).  Sometime since 13 Dec 2007, however, the behavior
> of the ppc arch changed in rawhide, and now even boosting the number
> by 50% (to 24K) doesn't persuade it to work.  I could try larger
> numbers, at the cost of also increasing DEFAULT_THREAD_STACK which
> is a pretty user-visible number.  I am wondering if this isn't a bug
> in rawhide, though.  Has gcc started making PPC stack frames a lot
> larger than before?  Maybe glibc has gotten more stack-hungry?  I'd
> guess on the problem being in gettext() or related code, if it is a
> glibc change, but I haven't tracked it down exactly.

For a while we used 64KiB pages on ppc64, because IBM insisted on it in
RHEL5 and I didn't notice we'd done the same stupid thing in Fedora. I
believe it was like that in FC6 but I fixed it again for F7.

Is it possible that the kernel on the build machines is now similarly


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