Re: sharing UIDs between Solaris and Linux

Peter Benie (
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 12:41:29 +0000

Theodore Y. Ts'o writes ("Re: sharing UIDs between Solaris and Linux"):
> 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.
> 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.

How likely is it likely that 2.2 will have support for 32bit UIDs?


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