setgroups problems on FreeBSD - proposed fix

James Peach jpeach at
Wed May 23 15:35:46 GMT 2007

On May 23, 2007, at 8:31 AM, Volker Lendecke wrote:

> On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 10:21:45AM -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>>> This might also be the solution for bugzilla #3990.
>> Seems reasonable to me, but I don't have a FreeBSD box to
>> verify.  If no one else objects, have Volker check it in
>> for 3.0.26.
> "Seems reasonable" is not enough for my taste here. If you
> google for that problem, nobody really nails it down to what
> is exacly happening. Before checking in stuff to such a
> sensitive piece of code, I want to see the FreeBSD
> setgroups() sources. But this will take a bit.

FWIW, Darwin does the same as FreeBSD ...

James Peach | jpeach at

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