A Journey With Go
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A Journey With Go

Go: How Does the Goroutine Stack Size Evolve?

Illustration created for “A Journey With Go”, made from the original Go Gopher, created by Renee French.

ℹ️ This article is based on Go 1.12.

Go provides a light and smart goroutines management. Light because the goroutine stack starts at 2Kb only, and smart since goroutines can grow / shrink automatically according to our needs.

Regarding the size of the stack, we can find it in runtime/stack.go :

// The minimum size of stack used by Go



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