Re: [BK PATCH 1/2] Remove NGROUPS hardlimit (resend w/o qsort)

From: Tim Hockin (
Date: Thu Nov 14 2002 - 19:14:29 EST

Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> Two questions.
> 1. Why are arrays vmalloc-ed? This is a goochism which you have
> to justify.

Because they can be as large as root allows, and when we used kmalloc()
it would actually fail from time to time.

> 2. How do these changes sit with LLNL's changes to increase
> number of groups that NFS client can support? It's not
> a showstopper, but would be nice if you two cooperated.

hmm, I haven't heard anything about them - can you offer an email or URL?


Tim Hockin
Systems Software Engineer
Sun Microsystems, Linux Kernel Engineering

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