CVS move

Jim Gettys Jim.Gettys at
Tue Sep 23 05:18:24 EEST 2003

Turns out that there are only a few packages with static
limits on the number of simultaneous groups: cvs is one of them.
There is one other, but I don't remember off hand.

Linux 2.5/2.6 lifts this restriction; the apps still need
patching of course to fix those static limits internal to those
                           - jim

On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 22:09, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-09-22 at 19:09, Keith Packard wrote:
> > 
> > went even further in this direction; they split out every 
> > module into a separate group, but ended up needing to hack the kernel so 
> > that individual users could be in more than 32 groups.  I'm hoping adding 
> > this extra level of indirection will let us survive with standard kernels 
> > and tools while still providing a level of intra-project self-management.
> > 
> Ah yes, I was wondering about that 32-group limit...
> > For specs associated with specific software packages, I'd like to see those
> > kept with the code.  ICCCM extensions could live in the xlibs project where
> > any supporting code would eventually live.  For specs which have no home, 
> > I guess a separate project to hold them makes as much sense as anything.
> Makes sense.
> Havoc
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