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From: Christopher Nelson
Subject: RE: On PATH_MAX
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 10:03:32 -0700

> "Alfred M\. Szmidt" <address@hidden> writes:
> > Make it possible to set the amount a user is able to 
> allocate instead 
> > of setting any kind of static limit that is impossible to get away 
> > from without recompiling the whole system.
> >
> > Arbitrary limits are poor software design, and have always been.
> I tend to agree here.  :-)
> Whether the OS architect likes it or not, applications that 
> use the file system the way GNU Arch does _do_ exist.  And 
> it's not up to the OS architect to decide whether they should 
> exist at all.

As a suggestion, perhaps the receiver could specify to the kernel in some 
fashion the largest bundle it is prepared to receive.  In that way, reasonable 
limits can be receiver specific and benefit from their context, rather than 
arbitrary for all receivers.


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