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Re: 16 bit UIDs


From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: 16 bit UIDs
Date: 01 Jun 2002 18:01:39 -0700
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Wolfgang J채hrling <wolfgang@pro-linux.de> writes:

> Thomas Bushnell, BSG <tb@becket.net> wrote:
> > One idea is just a straightforward file somewhere in the filesystem
> > that holds an index of inode numbers and UIDs.
> 
> Will we use 64-bit UIDs on 64-bit systems?  If so, we should use 64 bit
> wide UID fields on 32-bit machines as well, thus staying compatible,
> right?

The width has to be the same everywhere.  There *are* more people in
the world than fit in a 32-bit UID, but I'm not sure that's a factor.




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