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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Core patch for 32-bit UIDs

> I'd like to put my +1 in for 32-bit UIDs.


> Now, about those 16 bit PID's... is it really fair to
> allow more users than threads or processes ?
> (Just kidding. At least for now.)
> [dank@krunch linux-2.3.33]$ grep 'typedef.*pid_t' include/*/*.h | grep short
> include/asm-arm/posix_types.h: typedef unsigned short __kernel_ipc_pid_t;
> include/asm-i386/posix_types.h: typedef unsigned short __kernel_ipc_pid_t;
> include/asm-m68k/posix_types.h: typedef unsigned short __kernel_ipc_pid_t;


Note that you've found references to 'ipc_pid_t'. I've already included
support for 32-bit pid_t in my patches to the IPC code, needed to support
32-bit UIDs there.

Now, actually supporting 32-bit (or 31-bit :) pids will require other
changes, and will possibly break many non-glibc programs...


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