NGROUP increase - thoughts

From: Tim Hockin (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 18:32:57 EST

I'm sure this has been given thought, so I want to probe teh collective
resources. We need to have users in more than 32 groups. In fact, they
may need to be a member of MANY more groups than that.

What is the current thinking on this problem? Would it be desirable to
replace current->groups[NGROUPS] with a poibnter to an array? Thus
allowing (with libc changes) many more groups?

Comments, please.

Tim Hockin
Systems Software Engineer
Sun Microsystems, Cobalt Server Appliances
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