ARG_MAX increase

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Wed Feb 23 19:11:55 GMT 2005

At 10:46 AM +0100 2/23/05, Marco van de Voort wrote:
>I saw ARG_MAX was increased in 6.0. Recently I noticed that
>the lang/fpc-devel port currently hits the old limit in
>certain (though rare) cases), and this is annoying.
>(some testing revealed that half the increase of 6.0
>to 131k params is also ok)
>Any chance ARG_MAX will be upped in -STABLE too?

For this specific example, it would be better to fix the port.
The port has to work on many releases in addition to 5.x-stable
and 6.x-current.  We can't change ARG_MAX in all of those
releases to fix the port.  We certainly can't change it in
5.3-RELEASE (because that's sitting on CD's), and we probably
aren't going to change it in 5.3-ERRATA (the "minimal change
security branch", which many people run on production servers),
and it's even less likely that we'll change it in 4.x-stable.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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