From: Nick Hilliard (nick at domain iol.ie)
Date: Fri 27 Aug 1999 - 16:10:27 IST
> no, i meant "to freebsd." sheesh, pay attention. (i hate it when i
> leave my brain at home in the mornings)
Ah, right, that makes more sense -- I admit that my parser got stuck on that
one for a bit, so don't feel bad about your brain enjoying a few extra hours
It's one of the reasons IOL is moving lots of stuff to FreeBSD, but not the
only one. There are lots of other os's which also use 32 bit uid's --
Solaris 2.* and anything based on 4.4BSD come to mind, but there are others.
> ah, right. so in order to use 32bit uid's linux just needs to change
> some kernel structs, several fs's and add nfsv3 support. gee, it's
> almost done.
Well, for a very broad definition of "almost". This change will break every
single binary which uses uid's (or gid's or several other things). This is
one of the other reasons that IOL is moving away from Linux -- constant
binary compatibility nightmares.
AFAIK, linux claims to support nfsv3 already.
Yikes, look at this:
: pancake:/opt/src/linux-2.3.15/fs/nfs> grep goto *.c | wc -l
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