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RE: gnumake[1]: execvp: /bin/sh: The parameter or environmentlists are t

From: Dave Korn
Subject: RE: gnumake[1]: execvp: /bin/sh: The parameter or environmentlists are too long
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 10:56:40 +0100

On 15 August 2007 04:59, Paul Smith wrote:

> On Sun, 2007-08-12 at 22:31 -0400, Kothanda_Sathya wrote:
>> How it looks on our GNUmakefile, if sources specified within the limit
>> around 450, this error occurs otherwise it reports error the parameter
>> or environment list are too long.
> The maximum size of the environment for a new process (which includes
> not only the environment variables but also the command line arguments)
> is a limit set by the operating system (the kernel).  It has nothing to
> do with GNU make and there is no possible way that GNU make can increase
> that limit: it's not modifiable from user space (in fact typically it
> can't be modified except by recompiling the kernel).

  I came up with an idea that solves some cases of this problem:

  Could dust off the patch and rework it against current cvs if anyone cares.

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