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SubjectRe: Max groups at 32?
On Jun 03, 2002  22:31 -0500, Austin Gonyou wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is a Linux capabilities problem, a PAM problem, or
> what, but I've noticed that If I add a user to > 32 groups...that user
> cannot access anything in a directory owned by a group > the 32nd group.

This is a kernel/glibc limit. If you need complicated permissions like
this, you may want to consider using ACLs (see
for ext2/ext3/XFS ACL patches, I don't think Reiserfs has any ACL

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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