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Cisco Bug: CSCuo37561 - Increase the amount of output for menu main prompt command

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Apr 18, 2019

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  • Cisco IOS

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Description (partial)

When a Customer wants to configure more than 3k of data using the command "menu main prompt", the following error appears:

"Maximum Banner size 3000 bytes reached. Banner message is truncated"

If less than 3K & more than 2K of string length is configured with "menu main prompt" at the moment of saving the configuration to NVRAM, the following errors appears:

% String too long to write to nvram (2932):Compressed configuration from 6104 bytes to 3386 bytes

That message is being printed from the parser and is due to the menu being sent as 1 long continuous line (2932 bytes).  The parser has a explicit check to make sure the line is not greater than MAX_NV_LINE which is set to 2048.  So anything over 2048 will have this problem.

There seems to be a disconnect with what the menu is defining as the max size (3k) and what the parser will allow (2k).  The menu likely shouldn't be sending it as 1 complete line.

Every time the user wants to save more than 2K of output using the command "menu main prompt"
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