Subject: Re: Using xargs in kernel depend
To: Jochen Kunz <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/14/2004 07:57:26
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On May 14, 2004, at 12:02 AM, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> 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.

But other systems, e.g. Cygwin, don't have a way to increase, but still 
have a small limit.

I'd like to see individual .d files generated for the kernel build, 
instead, the way we do for userland now.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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