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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Core patch for 32-bit UIDs
Chris Wing wrote:
> 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...

As long as the user code interace to the new glibc uses 32 bits for pids,
I'm a happy camper. The kernel can catch up later.

I wonder how many programs use -1 for uid 65535?

- Dan

(The above is just my personal opinion; I don't speak for my employer,
except on the occasional talk show.)

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