Re: NGROUP increase - thoughts

From: Andreas Dilger (
Date: Mon Jul 16 2001 - 18:47:49 EST

You write:
> 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?

The real solution is ACLs (if you are talking filesystem permissions).
See, I think, for ext2 ACL/EA patch.

Cheers, Andreas

Andreas Dilger  \ "If a man ate a pound of pasta and a pound of antipasto,
                 \  would they cancel out, leaving him still hungry?"               -- Dogbert
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