pointyhat and kernel settings

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sun May 21 19:40:50 UTC 2006

On Sun, May 21, 2006 at 11:59:32AM +1000, Timothy Bourke wrote:
> I maintain a port (math/isabelle) that requires a non-default kernel
> parameter (kern.maxdsiz >= 896M).
> Currently, if the parameter value is unsuitable the port prints out an
> explanatory message and exits. This causes a build error on pointyhat.
> Is there a way of specifying kernel parameters to pointyhat?

If it really needs 896MB of data size to build (as opposed to run),
then it's unsuitable for building on pointyhat and you should mark it
NO_PACKAGE.  If this is only a runtime limit, then enforcing it at
build time is probably not appropriate.

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