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    SubjectRe: High UID support for Linux
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    Followup to:  <199811221759.MAA00090@saturn.cs.uml.edu>
    By author: "Albert D. Cahalan" <acahalan@cs.uml.edu>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > It is generally bad to go past 99999, since all sorts of reporting tools
    > get hopelessly messed up. It is _not_ an issue of "fix the tools" though,
    > since there simply isn't enough room on a standard 80-column display.
    > Imagine something like /bin/ps with lines wrapped... eww, unreadable mess!
    >

    Actually, it *is* an issue of "fix the tools" -- the tools have to
    deal with it SOMEHOW properly.

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