Minimum stack size in java6 and java7

David Holmes david.holmes at
Mon Jun 11 22:26:08 PDT 2012

On 12/06/2012 6:57 AM, Dean Long wrote:
> Could be related to this change:

Which lead to:

though this only affects 6u32 onwards, 7u4 onwards and 8.


> dl
> On 6/6/2012 8:58 AM, Brandon Williams wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm a member of the Apache Cassandra project, and we're having an
>> issue upgrading to java7:
>> Could someone explain why the Xss minimum is so high? It seems like
>> if we're willing to
>> live without recursion we should be allowed to set it much smaller than
>> the 128K default (java6) or 160 (java7). What motivated increasing the
>> minimum to 160K for java7?
>> We could accept the 32K increase to the java7 minimum, but having to
>> double the stack size as we currently do seems a little unreasonable.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> -Brandon

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