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    SubjectRe: Ext3 filesystem info?
    On Wed, Sep 22, 1999 at 10:36:54AM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:

    > > That's a userspace thang though, not a kernel problem.

    > It seems that way, but it's not just a user-space problem because
    > allowing users to create their own groups and to add people to them
    > poses problems with the NGROUPS limit, unless you somehow manage to
    > restrict the interface so that users can only add themselves to groups.

    So instead of login loading all the groups blindly, have it AND the
    list of groups the user is allowed to be in (/etc/group or whatever entries
    listing the user) with a list the user has declared she wants to be in,
    stored in ~/.group or similar.. Maybe have a su-like program to spawn a shell
    with a given list of extra group ids for when you need to do a couple of
    things with a particular group list, but don't want to edit your standard
    default groups (~/.group).

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