Subject: Re: make(1) hack to get NetBSD tools working on Mac OS X
To: Antti Kantee <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 03/13/2003 13:17:11
On Thu, Mar 13, 2003 at 10:53:14PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:

 > > The biggest problem is that ARG_MAX is only 64K on OS X (vs. 256K on many
 > > other modern systems).  This presents a problem, since bootstrapping the
 > > tools causes many make variables to be set on the command line, meaning
 > > that we blow ARG_MAX pretty quickly.
 > FreeBSD suffers from the same lack of ARG_MAX, so you might probably
 > enable the hack for it as well.

Aha, yes, so that is from whence Mac OS X inherits the brain-damage.  Ok,
I'll add FreeBSD to the list.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>