Hi. I have a new version of the 32-bit UID support patches for Linux
The patches are available at:
Changes in this version:
- updated to Linux 2.3.36
- fix ext2 interoperability problem with old kernels:
ext2 recycles deleted inodes without clearing out unused fields.
This results in corrupted uids/gids when interchanging an ext2
filesystem between a 32-bit UID kernel and an unpatched kernel.
- back out recent change to Alpha shm, since this is fixed in new
32-bit UID SysVIPC changes
- glibc 2.1 patch now included with full backwards compatibility
It is tested and working on the i386 architecture.
Brief description of the patches:
Architecture independent changes necessary for 32-bit
UIDs, including compatibility wrappers for old 16-bit UID
Support for 32-bit UIDs in SysVipc: message queues,
semaphores, and shared memory.
Also fixes the ABI breakage on Alpha.
Support for 32-bit UIDs in the ext2 filesystem, according
to the HURD disk layout.
Various patches to other filesystems to enable 32-bit
UIDs where possible, and fix up potential problems with
16-bit UID filesystems otherwise.
Small patch to support 32-bit UIDs in the system
Architecture specific patches to enable 32-bit UID support
via new system calls, and define the new SysVipc API.
Patch against glibc 2.1 to enable use of 32-bit UIDs
without recompiling old applications; works against 32-bit
UID kernel or standard kernel.
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