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Re: Problem with ARG_MAX in kfreebsd-kernel-headers

Petr Salinger a écrit :

> Hi.
>> I was about to report this in the BTS but I'm a bit confused about which
>> package is responsible. The problem is that in kfreebsd-kernel-headers (=0.22)
>> and the kfreebsd-5 source, <sys/syslimits.h> has conflicting definitions of
>> ARG_MAX. In kfreebsd-kernel-headers the value is 262144 while in the kernel
>> package there is the patch 905_grow_arg_max.diff which raises ARG_MAX to
>> 131072. Both are pretty high but I know of at least one case where this is a
>> problem:
>> kdepim is FTBFS again because when dh_fixperms runs for kdepim-doc it fails
>> with "xargs: chown: Argument list too long".
>> So, this is the problem, but what is the solution? I'm a bit mixed up on which
>> source packages are responsible in this case.
> Some history:
> Plain FreeBSD 5.x have had limit 64 KB, it have been too low,
> so it have been raised in kfreebsd-5 package to 128 KB.
> Plain FreeBSD 6.x have limit 256 KB in general, 64 KB for arm and powerpc.
> It is again adjusted in kfreebsd-6 package,
> the limit is 256 KB in general, 128 KB for arm and powerpc.
> Current kfreebsd-kernel-headers is based on kfreebsd-6,
> so on both i386 and amd64 it is 256 KB.
> IMHO reasonable long term solutions are
> a) raise limit in kfreebsd-5 package to match limits in kfreebsd-6,
>     build it, upload it, install on buildd machine
> b) install on buildd machine a kfreebsd-6 package
>     and declare kfreebsd-5 deprecated
> Short term solution for kdepim is to requeue it
> on a buildd running 6.x kernel with enough memory.

I have implemented b), because the only buildd that was running a 6.x
kernel has no swap and is not able to build kdepim...

I have requeued all packages, so kdepim should be built now.


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