Speeding up 'maximum length of command line' check

Adriaan de Groot groot at kde.org
Sat Nov 27 12:39:09 GMT 2004

On Saturday 27 November 2004 12:23, Dirk Mueller wrote:
> On Saturday 27 November 2004 11:48, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> > knows! The attached patch for admin/libtool.m4.in does just that, it
> > special-cases FreeBSD. OK to commit?
> It defeats the purpose of the check. Its not there to test the kernel
> limits of the command line, but of the user space limits.

I don't quite follow here: kern.argmax is
             The maximum bytes of argument to execve(2).
And in fact every package build on FreeBSD sets 
    lt_cv_sys_max_cmd_len=`/sbin/sysctl -n kern.argmax`
in the environment _before running configure_, so for package builds this 
whole test is moot _anyway_. It's really about saving the folks who build 
from CVS some time; I suppose I can always copy the package build scheme and 
set this extra environment variable.

Don't worry, 't ain't no shame to be stupid - ol' mouse.
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