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Re: datasize limit when building zsh

On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, luis fernandes wrote:

> I need to increase the datasize (limit) when building zsh because it
> is set to 2047MB by default.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by this.  Do you mean you need a larger
limit in order to successfully compile zsh, or that you want the limit to
be larger in a running zsh?

If the latter, this is an operating system thing, not a zsh thing.  Zsh
can reset the limits to anything up to the OS-enforced "hard limit."
Look at the "limit" and "ulimit" commands in the zsh documentation.

> Is this a zsh config option or a OS option (I'm on Solaris 2.6 but
> there is nothing in /etc/system about this).

The hard limits are what is called a "kernel parameter."  I don't recall
how to change those in Solaris (it's been at least 6 years since I did any
Sun system administration) but recompiling zsh is definitely not the way.

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