Support for >32 groups in 2.6 kernel finally!

Matthew Geier matthew at
Sat Feb 21 21:25:14 GMT 2004

On Sun, 2004-02-22 at 02:42, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> Hello!
> NGROUPS patch was merged to Linux 2.6 tree some time ago, so the upcoming
> kernel releases will support more than 32 groups for each user!
> This might interest samba people..

 2.6.3 appears to be still hard coded at 32 groups. I could be wrong and
32 is a default that can be changed with a sysctl command, but the last
'ngroups fix' patch I can find does not seem to be in 2.6.3

Matthew Geier <matthew at>
Arts IT Unit, Faculty of Arts, Sydney University

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