Stack overflow machine dependent?

Simon Marlow simonmar at
Tue Dec 14 07:28:44 EST 2004

On 14 December 2004 10:46, Arjen van Weelden wrote:

> I compiled a Haskell 98 program using ghc 6.2 -O and ran the
> executable, using main +RTS -H256m -s, on two similar computers:
> PC 1: Athlon 1400, 512MB, Windows XP Prof SP2 (successful termination)
> PC 2: Athlon XP 1800+, 512MB, Windows XP Prof SP2 (stack overflow)
> The program runs successful within 1MB of stack on PC 1, but it exits
> with a stack overflow error on PC 2.
> Has anyone else observed such behaviour using the same binary, and
> similar computers? I'm curious of what might trigger the stack
> overflow. The program itself is partially generated and large, so
> I'll omit it for the time being.

Is the program completely self-contained and deterministic?  i.e. does
it read any files in the filesystem, check the time, or do anything that
might give different results on the two machines?


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