UNIX version 2*pi

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Oct 18 12:46:07 AEST 2017

On Tue, 17 Oct 2017, Ron Natalie wrote:

> The BRL/JHU kernel was based on V6.    It had a kludge to allow more that
> 256 users but eventually, we widened the UID/GID to 16 bits each.   We then
> added a the ability to mount either V6 or V7 file systems (we had a lot of
> removable V6 FS media).

We dropped the GID (nobody used them) and glued it onto the UID, thus 
making it 16-bit.

Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."

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