Fixing the Solaris groups limit (CR 4088757 *Escalated* Updated P5 kernel/other Customer would like to increase ngroups_max more than 32)

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Thu Jun 16 17:10:06 GMT 2005

No, I'm sorry to say I haven't.  I'll have a look tonight.


Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 10:39:03AM -0400, David Collier-Brown wrote:
>> Now that Solaris is open for inspection, the Solarii can blog about
>>things like the limit on the number of groups.
>> The lead kernel engineer on the project, Peter Harvey, has written
>>about this in his blog at
> Actually Dave, being a little more constructive, have you had a chance
> to try the new aio code in Samba HEAD on Solaris yet ? It actually might
> make a difference on Solaris. On Linux aio performance makes things worse,
> as they don't do it in the kernel - they create a pthread to handle the
> aio calls - which really sucks :-).
> I'm guessing Solaris does this (correctly) in the kernel and this
> actually will improve speed on a loaded system (especially when re-exporting
> a clustered filesystem) but it would be good to get some confirmation
> before I move the changes back into the release branch.
> Cheers,
> 	Jeremy (who has now had a cup of coffee and is feeling less bitter :-).

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