argument list too long
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Wed Feb 27 10:19:35 UTC 2008
On Wednesday 27 February 2008 10:16:20 Erik Norgaard wrote:
> Then a sysctl -a seems to indicate it is also a kernel
> limitation on FreeBSD:
> kern.argmax: 262144
> I'm not certain that this is the limit of command line arguments, and I
> haven't tried to set it. Nor is it clear to me if this is the number
> of arguments or the number of characters in the argument string. In the
> latter case, a "few thousand" argumenst could easily reach that limit.
#if defined(__arm__) || defined(__powerpc__)
#define ARG_MAX 65536 /* max bytes for an exec function */
#define ARG_MAX 262144 /* max bytes for an exec function */
In other words: there's no limit to the amount of arguments, but the byte
length of the arguments.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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