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Re: converting uid/gid to abstract credentials

On 10.01-10:34, der Mouse wrote:
> >> 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.)

exactly.  the intention is to dynamically set this via sysctl/sysconf.

i'm still struggling with the other question too, although there are
reasons for thinking about it (even if they prove fruitless).


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