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SubjectRe: High UID support for Linux
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Followup to:  <73evlu$830@pell.pell.portland.or.us>
By author: o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s (david parsons)
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel

[When uid_t and gid_t change, it will be useless for libc4/5 users]

>
> Unless, of course, they rewrite libc to take advantage of these new
> system calls.
>

Not that easy... the datatypes themselves would have to change, which
means the old binaries would be useless. And at that point, they
might as well just switch to glibc.

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