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The thread constructor since 1.4.1 allows the thread stack size to be specified.

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Question: The thread constructor since 1.4.1 allows the thread stack size to be specified. What can I do with that?
Answer: Yes, in 1.4.1 we have the new constructor:

public Thread(ThreadGroup group,
Runnable target,
String name,
long stackSize)

Setting a larger value for stackSize may allow more levels of recursion before a StackOverflowError occurs. Setting a smaller value may also allow a larger number of concurrent threads to exist before an OutOfMemoryError or another internal error is thrown. However, the VM may ignore the stackSize setting, and the actual effect of the setting is VM dependent. Therefore, any tuning based on this parameter may have to be redone for each Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on which the application will run...
more info here:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/lang/Thread.html#Thread(java.lang.ThreadGroup,%20java.lang.Runnable,%20java.lang.String,%20long)

The tip is based on SUN's "Version 1.4 Core Libraries" description
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