Pipe buffers' limit of 16 * 4K

From: Fausto Richetti Blanco
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 20:19:22 EST

Hello guys,

I'm working with a 2.6.9 kernel (ok, I know it's quite old) and
faced a problem with the 4K (one page) buffer limit for the pipes.
I've found that in the 2.6.11 the pipes' buffers were changed to a
circular list of pages which increased this limit to 16 * 4K. This
limit is hardcoded here /usr/src/linux/include/linux/pipe_fs_i.h:6
#define PIPE_BUFFERS (16)

Is there a reason for this not to be an adjustable parameter
(eg.: by an ulimit in the userspace) ?

Can you please CC me on the answer ?

Thanks in advance,

Fausto Richetti Blanco
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