Re: High UID support for Linux

H. Peter Anvin (
2 Dec 1998 06:44:04 GMT

Followup to: <741qcc$>
By author: o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s (david parsons)
In newsgroup:
> >>
> >What for? Just assume that the program in question is NOT linked statically.
> >(If it is, it deserves to lose. Seriously.)
> In an environment where the libraries stick to a given published interface,
> yeah, I can see that. Linux isn't one of those environments.
> ____
> david parsons \bi/ lemme tell you about McAfee's WebShield blowing up on
> \/ 8-bit ascii web pages because someone decided to
> `upgrade' the distribution from libc 5.0.9 to
> 5.3.something. Feh. Mega-feh.

Ahem... there is no such thing as 8-bit ASCII.

Either way, we're only talking about providing *enhanced features*.
The old libraries will continue to work, but you will not be able to
use UIDs >= 65535.


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