[Mono-bugs] [Bug 471389] New: mono will fail with stack sizes less then 1MB on systems with 64KB pages

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           Summary: mono will fail with stack sizes less then 1MB on
                    systems with 64KB pages
    Classification: Mono
           Product: Mono: Runtime
           Version: 2.4.x
          Platform: PowerPC-64
        OS/Version: SLES 11
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: misc
        AssignedTo: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
        ReportedBy: munroesj at us.ibm.com
         QAContact: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
          Found By: ---

Created an attachment (id=269123)
 --> (https://bugzilla.novell.com/attachment.cgi?id=269123)
Patch to use the MIN of 8 pages or 64K

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux ppc64; en-US; rv:
Gecko/20081213 SUSE/ Firefox/

mono/mini/mini-execeptions.c mono_setup_altstack() uses the following to
allocate guard pages:

    tls->stack_ovf_guard_size = mono_pagesize () * 8;

On platform like PowerPC whihc support multiple page size and OS like SLES11
which defaults to 64K pages this cause problems. As is this sets the guard_size
to 512K but an application may decide to use a smaller stack size for example

This not a problem on a system with 4K pages, but fails on a 64K pages system
because mono_mprotect will try to set protect on a larger area then was
actually allocated. The usual result it a segfault.

This was reported by the OpenSIM project.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Running a PPC64 SLES11 system
2. Specify a mono exec specifying a 256K stack
Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
Mono should us a reasonable guard size on 64K page systems and the application
should run.

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