gmake[1]: execvp: /bin/sh: Arg list too long

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Old 08-05-2009
Question gmake[1]: execvp: /bin/sh: Arg list too long

I am having a code which will create archive after build.
Ibuild code on IBM AIX 5.3.
It supposed to create 2 archive after build.
I am getting 1st archive successfully but when build starts for second archive after some processing it throws an following error message-
ar cq /$projedir/lib/ibm/5.3/libpack_v02.01.00.p.a $object; \
gmake[1]: execvp: /bin/sh: Arg list too long
gmake[1]: *** [/$projedir/lib/ibm/5.3/libpack_v02.01.00.p.a] Error 127

Confusing part is both archives are having same format of code & Makefiles.
Why only it is failed for 2nd archive?
Any help is appreciated
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Old 08-05-2009
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Old 08-05-2009

You can increase the arg list size using either smitty or the command

 chdev -l sys0 -a ncargs=N

(where N the number of 4K blocks to use - the default I think is 64)
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Old 08-05-2009
Only root can raise the ncargs value. In addition please note that tuning to a higher ncargs value puts additional constraints on system memory resources - so make sure your box has a enough free memory or you are running straight into further issues. Default value is 6 - be careful when you change it to a higher value - no need to go directly to the max of 1024.

Kind regards
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Old 08-06-2009
Thank you all.
It resolved the error.
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