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Re: converting uid/gid to abstract credentials

>> the first of which is to abstract and extend user credentials
>> (initially to remove the group membership limit).
> The group membership limit is historically dictated by NFS.  If you
> don't care about NFS, then there is nothing stopping you from bumping
> NGROUPS and rebuilding the system.

That's raising the limit, not removing it.  (Though, like you, I wonder
what benefit turning uid_t and gid_t into opaque types would bring.)

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