Commit 0d887c7d authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

Fix failures in starting subprocesses on Windows 7.

 src/w32proc.c (new_child): Force Windows to reserve only 64KB of
 stack for each reader_thread, instead of defaulting to 8MB
 determined by the linker.  This avoids failures in creating
 subprocesses on Windows 7, see the discussion in this thread:
 http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2012-03/msg00119.html.
parent f677562b
2012-05-05 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* w32proc.c (new_child): Force Windows to reserve only 64KB of
stack for each reader_thread, instead of defaulting to 8MB
determined by the linker. This avoids failures in creating
subprocesses on Windows 7, see the discussion in this thread:
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2012-03/msg00119.html.
2012-05-02 Jim Meyering <meyering@redhat.com>
* w32font.c (fill_in_logfont): NUL-terminate a string (Bug#11372).
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......@@ -141,7 +141,25 @@ new_child (void)
cp->char_consumed = CreateEvent (NULL, FALSE, FALSE, NULL);
if (cp->char_consumed)
{
cp->thrd = CreateThread (NULL, 1024, reader_thread, cp, 0, &id);
/* The 0x00010000 flag is STACK_SIZE_PARAM_IS_A_RESERVATION.
It means that the 64K stack we are requesting in the 2nd
argument is how much memory should be reserved for the
stack. If we don't use this flag, the memory requested
by the 2nd argument is the amount actually _committed_,
but Windows reserves 8MB of memory for each thread's
stack. (The 8MB figure comes from the -stack
command-line argument we pass to the linker when building
Emacs, but that's because we need a large stack for
Emacs's main thread.) Since we request 2GB of reserved
memory at startup (see w32heap.c), which is close to the
maximum memory available for a 32-bit process on Windows,
the 8MB reservation for each thread causes failures in
starting subprocesses, because we create a thread running
reader_thread for each subprocess. As 8MB of stack is
way too much for reader_thread, forcing Windows to
reserve less wins the day. */
cp->thrd = CreateThread (NULL, 64 * 1024, reader_thread, cp,
0x00010000, &id);
if (cp->thrd)
return cp;
}
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