[Esa-l]Re: Version 1.129

Floyd Pierce floydp at boxusa.com
Sat May 12 04:55:38 PDT 2001

John, I'm pretty sure he's right about this. It appears that in AIX
the _SC_ARG_MAX is about 24,000 bytes. So, environment + command
line for an exec cannot exceed that number. This limit is applied
to exec() system calls. I believe that there are several other 
Boxen that are near that number, so you may be at a threshold
of breaking on a bunch of systems.

The line appears to be about 25 or 26 thousand bytes long not
counting environment.

Any ideas of where we can go from here?

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: esa-l-admin at spconnect.com [mailto:esa-l-admin at spconnect.com]On
> Behalf Of Andy Feldt
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2001 5:05 PM
> To: esa-l at spconnect.com
> Subject: [Esa-l]Re: Version 1.129
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2001, Floyd Pierce wrote:
> > It seems that 1.129 sends verbose output to the log file no matter
> > what the procmailrc says. Unless of course I screwed it up!
> > 
> > Anyone else have this?
> I saw the same thing on my AIX 4.3.3 system (just the recipe for
> 'Sanitizing MIME attachment headers' failed) and traced it down to
> the ksh in AIX not allowing a command line as long as the Perl
> script for that recipe.
> I fixed it by crudely hacking the procmailrc file to have
> an additional environment variable:
>  SANITIZE_MIME=/etc/procmail/san-mime
> Andy Feldt
> Senior System Support Programmer
> Adjunct Assistant Professor
> Department of Physics and Astronomy
> The University of Oklahoma
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