/etc/group limits (REAL limits)

Maxim Konovalov maxim at macomnet.ru
Wed Feb 7 09:47:39 UTC 2007

On Tue, 6 Feb 2007, 22:56-0600, Eric Anderson wrote:

> On one of my boxes where I have a decent amount of (less than 50)
> users in a few groups, I finally hit the limit.  Not 1024 bytes
> though (that I know of). When that happens though, it is sooner than
> expected, and tools (like 'id') seg fault (and core dump).
> I have a sample group, and it appears to be hitting the byte limit.
> If I add a single additional character to the group, it will break
> things.
>     It appears to be a combination of multiple groups.
> Can someone with some experience in this area comment?  I can send
> the group file itself if needed.
> This box is 6.2-PRERELEASE from about mid-September.  I have also
> seen some issues on amd64, which I went through some debugging with
> Konstantin Belousov back in November (cc'ed).

Make sure you have rev. of lib/libc/gen/getgrent.c.

Maxim Konovalov

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