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On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 08:40:21AM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
| > Which means that only Linux can be used for large sites!
| > Which is cool for Linuxians, but a bummer for anyone using
| > BSD!
|=20
| No, this is *not* limited to Linux. This is limited to all operating sy=
stems
| that have removed this silly and unnecessary limit.

It is necessary if you're using NFS, which has a hard coded number of
GIDs per user (16 ?), at least up to NFSv3.

It is necessary if using older programs in binary compatibility mode
which have hard-coded values for NGROUPS_MAX (?) compiled in.
(Newer applications should use something like sysconf(_SC_NGROUPS_MAX).)

Not all vendors have the flexibility of various Linux distros in
arbitrarily breaking backwards compatibility and requiring users to
recompile their applications...

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