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SubjectRe: [BK PATCH 1/4] fix NGROUPS hard limit (resend)
On Tue, 22 Oct 2002, Tim Hockin wrote:

> Jesse Pollard wrote:
> > Does it actually work with NFS???? or any networked file system?
> > Most of them limit ngroups to 16 to 32, and cannot send any data
> > if there is an overflow, since that overflow would replace all of the
> > data you try to send/recieve...
> NFS has a smaller limit, that is correct. An unfortunate limitation.
> > And I really doubt that anybody has 10000 unique groups (or even
> > close to that) running under any system. The center I'm at has
> > some of the largest UNIX systems ever made, and there are only
> > about 600 unique groups over the entire center. The largest number
> > of groups a user can be in is 32. And nobody even comes close.
> I'm glad it doesn't affect you. If it was a more common problem, it
> would have been solved a long time ago. It does affect some people,
> though. Maybe they can redesign their group structures, but why not
> remove this arbitrary limit, since we can?

This is a real, if not terribly common problem here too. Thanks for
addressing the issue...

- Panu -

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