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Date:      Mon, 4 Apr 2011 21:00:16 +0100
From:      Mark Blackman <>
To:        Anton Shterenlikht <>
Subject:   Re: how to increase stacksize?
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On 4 Apr 2011, at 20:50, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:

> I'd like to increase stacksize.
> How do I do this?
> "limits -s xxx" doesn't set the limits,
> any anyway, in /etc/login.conf I get:
> So where do my shell settings come from?

stacksize is ultimately a kernel limit, and the hard
maximum is visible with 

sysctl kern.maxssiz

set 'kern.maxdxiz' in your /boot/loader.conf and reboot
if you're already hitting the hard limit.

- Mark

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