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[PM2][ERROR] Process failed to launch spawn E2BIG #3271

liujb opened this issue Nov 10, 2017 · 2 comments


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@liujb liujb commented Nov 10, 2017

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What's going wrong?

When I use supervisord to hosted my pm2 process using --no-daemon on production env at docker.

Nodejs version 6.10.3
PM2 version 2.7.2

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Please run the following command (available on PM2 >= 2.6)

$ pm2 report

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@vmarchaud vmarchaud commented Nov 16, 2017

Not related on PM2 but on your process configuration :

E2BIG: Argument list too long; used when the arguments passed to a new program being executed with one of the exec functions
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@linweiwei123 linweiwei123 commented Jul 17, 2019

I have the same problem. @vmarchaud is right! It's the env problem. I use docker to deploy my applications. The env data start with 'TEST_xxx' grow as my applications get more and more . It take 99% percent of the env length. I solve this problem by change a little code of pm2 as followed:

Change pm2 lib/Common.js line 199 as the picture shows:


It's not good. But it works for me. The problem is your env data is too big, you can check by these commands:

> process.env
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