[aur-general] exec and argument list too long
kuba.klinkovsky at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 13:00:56 EDT 2013
On 20.03.13 at 14:04, Martti Kühne wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM, arnaud gaboury
> <arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear list,
> > I came to this issue when building android:
> > make: execvp: /bin/bash: Argument list too long
> > From what I understand, the reason for this annoyance is that Linux kernel
> > has a limitation of bytes it can process through as arguments in exec()
> > commands.
> > This issue is quite new and arise with Kernel > 3.8.1. I am currently on
> > 3.8.3-2 ARCH from testing.
> What in the world would require you to pass that many arguments to a command?
> I'd like to see that command for future generations here...
> try fixing the Makefile?
It's not the number of arguments, it's number of bytes used for arguments and
environment variables. Full paths are often included in 'argv', and when
not building in clean environment, the limit can be easily reached.
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