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This is a discussion on clone problems within the Linux Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Originally Posted by The-Forgotten And I have another question, how to know how much space my child stack will need? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Forgotten View Post
    And I have another question, how to know how much space my child stack will need? You allocated 8192, I know that this is 2¹³, but why not 2¹⁴ or 2¹²?
    There's an important point in here. For the first one, I just figured 8 KB was enough. In the second one, there was some corruption present so I added a few zeros and that resolved it.

    The default stack size on linux is actually 8 MB, but you can get away with setting this much lower (even, 512 KB), so your stacks should really be something more comparable. Which brings me to the important point -- they shouldn't be taken from main's stack. They should more properly be malloc'd on the heap.

    On the topic of stacks, I'm sure that your counting problem in the synchronized version is due to fact that the data in both stacks is identical except for the value of an internal counter (eg, with my code, it would be the "i"), so you have developed your code working from the empirical results of that (because you only actually have one stack, and thread A's local variables are actually also thread B's local variables).

    Like I said, think logically about how your count accumulates (and hopefully, check with your prof about posting your code specifically on this forum! Life is much easier that way, less need for guessing).
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    Hi, everything worked fine and I wanted you to know, you were right, CLONE_THREAD was not required, but he admitted that this information was missing in the assignment.
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