List message size limit

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Wed Oct 27 12:05:53 EST 2004

On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 20:02 -0500, Olof Johansson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 10:10:44AM +1000, Jeremy Kerr wrote:
> > Just a side-note here: patches that are provided by a URL (ie, those too large 
> > to be attached) will not be picked up by the patch tracking system at 
> > present. However, I could extend it to check URLs that appear in a message, 
> > possibly with some special syntax to let the parser know that it should 
> > follow the link (to reduce unnecessary downloads).
> > 
> > Any suggestions?
> I say let's just up the size high enough for it to not be a concern
> (1MB?). The amount of spam coming across is very low (none as far as
> I've been able to tell), and if turns out to be a problem it can be
> lowered again.

1Mb is probably too big for archives, and even my monster patch was only
about 350K :) I think 256K would be a good limit. (Let's start the who
gets the best random number game now :)


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