Issue #2246 has been updated by Roger Pack.

Status changed from Open to Rejected

Thanks for the answer.
Interesting that it reports the overflow appropriately in 1.9 but not 1.8.  Perhaps 1.9 should be made to check less often, to make it faster?
Another thought would be to possibly create a guard page at the end of each stack, mentioned here
http://timetobleed.com/fixing-threads-in-ruby-18-a-2-10x-performance-boost/
then not have to check at all.
Thoughts?
-r
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