Globbing (was Re: HAMMER update 10-Feb-2008)

Justin C. Sherrill justin at
Mon Feb 11 18:26:54 PST 2008

On Mon, February 11, 2008 7:25 pm, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:

>> We have a solution (file limit) that doesn't address the problem (rm
>> just doesn't work sometimes).
>> Wasn't one of the slogans for DragonFly "Dragging BSD Unix, kicking and
>> screaming, into the 21st century"?
> Sorry, I don't follow you there.  Could you elaborate?

We have two problems:
- excess memory usage by handling too many files at once.
- rm, ls, and other common programs will fail when handling many files.

xargs is a workaround for tiny memory spaces we don't have any more.  I'm
expressing frustration that we don't have a solution that fixes both
problems.  Or rather, that we have a solution that causes a problem.

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