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SubjectRe: [OT] Re: The vi editor causes brain damage
On Sun, 19 Aug 2007 14:31:21 +0200
Benny Amorsen <> wrote:

> >>>>> "WT" == Willy Tarreau <> writes:
> WT> Under unix, the shell resolves "*" and passes the 10000 file names
> WT> to the "rm" command. Now, execve() may fail because 10000 names in
> WT> arguments can require too much memory. That's why find and xargs
> WT> were invented!
> It would be very handy if the argument memory space was expanded.
> Many years ago I hit the limit regularly on Solaris, and going to
> Linux with its comparatively large limit was a joy. Now it happens to
> me quite often on Linux as well.

done :)

commit b6a2fea39318e43fee84fa7b0b90d68bed92d2ba
Author: Ollie Wild <>
Date: Thu Jul 19 01:48:16 2007 -0700

mm: variable length argument support

Remove the arg+env limit of MAX_ARG_PAGES by copying the strings
directly from the old mm into the new mm.

Paolo Ornati
Linux 2.6.23-rc3-g2a677896 on x86_64
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