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Brooks Davis
Day Sunday
Room AW1.126
Start time 17:00
End time 17:30
Duration 00:30
Event type Podium
Track BSD
Language English
Beyond the historical group limit in FreeBSD

Historically FreeBSD has limited the number of groups per process (and hence per-user) to somewhere between 14 and 16 depending how you count. This leads to problems in a number of environments including the use of FreeBSD as an SMB server.

I will talk about those issues, bugs in the existing implementation, how we raised the limit to 1023 in 8.0, and what our future plans are for group support.