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trønderen23-Jan-23 4:46
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If you do dynamic allocation of physical pages to a stack, each stack has a minimum memory cost of one RAM page (typically 4 Kibytes), and a similar increment. If the typical thread nests deeply, and you have a few threads, this is OK, but if you rather go for tiny, lightweight threads and lots of them, 4 Ki might lead to a lot of internal fragmentation.

One disadvantage: If you start new threads very frequently, and each start operation leads to a stack page fault, causing allocation of a new physical page and updating of MMS tables, then the cost of starting new threads, as well as the delay before the new thread is running, will increase noticeable, to phrase it politely.

Btw: I have seen such 'on demand' allocation of physical memory pages not just for stacks, but also for heap memory.

Small association: A long time ago, CPU architects were arguing whether stacks ought to grow upwards or downwards. One of the downwards arguments was that if you put the stack at the bottom of the address range, a stack overflow could be detected by an attempt to address below address zero, by the sign bit. If that logic was still in use, it would prevent an 'on demand extension' of the stack.
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QuestionHas x:bind in WinUI 3 effectively killed commanding and converters? Pin
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QuestionI have a really strange problem with WebRequest in a ServiceStack web application (hosted by XSP on Mono). It seems that the registration of request modules works in a very strange way; I am using WebRequest to create an HTTP request, and it is faili Pin
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