Subject: Re: Using xargs in kernel depend
To: None <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/14/2004 09:02:12
On Thu, 13 May 2004 23:05:19 -0700 (PDT)
Simon Gerraty <> wrote:

> My trial build of -current hosted on a freebsd box failed in the
> kernel compile becuase FreeBSD couldn't handle the command line
> length.  Since any system will eventually run out of resources, a
> patch like the following seems appropriate?
There are various places in the NetBSD build system where very long
command lines are used. So you would have to use xargs(1) on all this
places. I came acros this when I build on IRIX. Solution was to increase
the max. command line length with systune(1M). FreeBSD has a sysctl(8)
or kernel option for this.