kern.ngroups (non) setting ... new bounty ?
julian at elischer.org
Wed Sep 26 11:22:53 PDT 2007
> It has been impossible to change kern.ngroups - at least for several years
> now. It was not fixed in either 5.x or 6.x :
> It is seemingly a difficult problem:
> http://www.atm.tut.fi/list-archive/freebsd-stable/msg09969.html 
> However it should be solved - we can't be the only ones out there trying
> to add a UID to more than 16 groups...
the big question is what do you do for NFS? remember something about
it only having a fixed storage for groups.
> The rsync.net code bounties have been fairly successful this year - two of
> the five projects have been completed, and the large "vmware 6 on FreeBSD"
> project is now underway.
> We'd like to add a new bounty for this kern.ngroups issue. We are posting
> to -hackers today to get some feedback on how long this will take and how
> much money might reasonably be expected to lure this work.
> --rsync.net Support
>  Is it indeed true that these programs are broken by not following
> NGROUPS_MAX from syslimits.h?
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