FreeBSD 5.x with > 70k users?
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Mon Jun 6 17:24:53 GMT 2005
Did you set the PW_SCAN_BIG_IDS as documented in the man page for
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>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Ben Hockenhull
>Sent: Monday, June 06, 2005 6:36 AM
>To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: FreeBSD 5.x with > 70k users?
>I'm attempting to migrate an old BSDI system to FreeBSD. The system in
>question has about 71k users, with UIDs from about 2000 up to
>When I import the master.passwd file (formats are the same) to the new
>system and try to rebuild the .db files, it fails with a pwd_mkdb: put:
>Unknown error: 0 .
>As best I can tell, if I import a small subset of the users (about 5k),
>things work fine. From what I understand, FreeBSD can have
>with the caveat that some applications may not like UIDs > 65535.
>I did some research and found someone reporting an identical
>didn't see that he'd found a solution. Any input, pointers, solutions
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