very intresting question about groups

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Tue Dec 2 07:42:35 PST 2003

In the last episode (Dec 02), Konstantin Gritsenko said:
> 	./sys/sys/syslimits.h:
> 	#define   NGROUPS_MAX                16
> 	/* max supplemental group id's */
> how to explain this limitation?
> and what can be if i increase this value and make "make World"

I think NFS access may break, either failing completely with "bad RPC
call" errors, or truncating the group list to the first 16 entries when
accessing remote files.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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