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SubjectRe: time stamp resolution

On Wed, 13 Nov 1996, Alan Cox wrote:

> > > At some point we need to have a flag day, and its probably best we have
> > > a single libc6, 32bit uid/gid, higher timer resolution, >256 fd flag day
> > > somewhere before 2.2
> > >
> >
> > * 32 or 64-bit dev_t
> > * 64-bit off_t?
> > * 64-bit time_t?
> >
> > Anything else?
>
> 32-bit pid_t
> 32-bit uid_t, gid_t (note these types arent always used right throughout
> kernelspace)

Perhaps the ability to have an (almost) infinite number of supplementary
groups assigned to a user. Yes, I know NFS doesn't support this, but at
least libc & the kernel could.

I'd say a perusal of /usr/include/limits.h, and #include'd files, would
aid in finding limits that could use to be raised.

-- Elliot

A: "Talk about stupidity!"
B: "Who, you?"
A: "No, me!"


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