[AmigaOS 3.1 Command Reference/Stack]
Format: STACK [<stack size>]
Purpose: To display or set the stack size within the current Shell.
When you run a program, it uses a certain amount of stack, a special area in
memory allocated for the program. The stack required for a program should be
given in the program's documentation. However, if a program causes a system
failure, you may wish to experiment with various stack sizes.
Commands that perform operations that consist of multiple levels may require
additional stack space.
Stack sizes generally range from 4000 to 25,000 bytes. If the stack size is
too small, a system failure may occur. Too large of a stack size may take
too much memory away from other system functions.
CautionIf you run out of stack space, you may receive a Software
Failure message. If you have altered the stack for the program that caused
the Software Failure message, try increasing the stack size.
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