Subject: Re: kern/20112: MAXINTERP set far too low for modern scripts
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/29/2003 16:48:31
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003 wrote:

: Hmm.  I find this diff in my local source tree.  it allow interpreter
: names (incl arguments) to the the max path length.
: I recall sending it off to somebody, i don't remember who, for
: review/comment, but don't recall hearing anything back.

This seems rather sensible as a default ("hint hint"), actually.  Note that
this still doesn't address the fact that MAXINTERP is a maximum limit on the
whole line (not just the interpreter pathname), but at least it's more than
the obnoxiously small 64, and it names the macro used in exec_script.c
better (SCRIPT_HDR_LEN).

-- Todd Vierling <>