Subject: Re: long usernames
To: David Laight <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/14/2003 11:12:40
On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 09:52:06AM +0000, David Laight wrote:

> I think the actual purpose of this is to save the name of the user,
> in the specific case where there are multiple usernames with the
> same uid.

In that case - why is there a limit on the name imposed by the kernel at all,
besides some arbitrary large one, like the general resource limits?