Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys
To: Darren Reed <>
From: Elad Efrat <>
List: tech-security
Date: 06/24/2007 20:02:13
Darren Reed wrote:
> Elad Efrat wrote:
>> Darren Reed wrote:
>>> Elad, how would you have solved this problem and also
>>> achieved the side benefit of opening up use of NGROUPS
>>> to become a tunable rather than a constant?
>> since when is the 16bit group limit that horrible?
> It isn't so much that it is a 16bit limit, but that it is a fixed limit at
> compile time.

when was this limit introduced?

>> the two issues are completely orthogonal. the change was done originally
>> to save a malloc. that is a very, very weak argument. the "side benefit"
>> has no effect whatsoever and you know that very well.
> Well, how would you have done it better?

how about you first revert the changes?