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SubjectRe: remove CONFIG_UID16
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On Sat, 2005-12-17 at 11:28 +0100, Bodo Eggert wrote:
> Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> wrote:
>
> > It seems noone noticed that CONFIG_UID16 was accidentially always
> > disabled in the latest -mm kernels.
> >
> > Is there any reason against removing it completely?
>
> Maybe embedded systems.

The comments in the code say it's for backwards compatibility:

(from include/linux/highuid.h)

*
* CONFIG_UID16 is defined if the given architecture needs to
* support backwards compatibility for old system calls.
*

This implies that removing it would break some applications, right?

Lee

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