How to Change MAX_ARG_PAGES Value in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4


  • Is it possible to alter the default value for "MAX_ARG_PAGES" in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4?


You can change the 'max_arg_pages' value using following command on the system.

# ulimit -s <value>

This tunable parameter was added to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 via Errata RHSA-2009-0225

Diagnostic Steps

To check the current value you can run following command.
# ulimit -s

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