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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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