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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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