Re: sharing UIDs between Solaris and Linux

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 23:21:23 -0500

From: Jakub Jelinek <>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 20:22:49 +0100 (MET)

> Is there any way I can work around this? Am I correct that to convert
> linux's uid to long I'd have to recompile the kernel and all the user
> programs as well? And I don't know if this would work at the end, either.

Not only that, ext2fs has 16bits for UID in inodes as well...

There's space reserved in ext2fs for the high 16-bits of UID and GID.
It's just simply a matter of implementing support for them.

- Ted

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