On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 09:53:46AM -0400, Brian Evans wrote:
> What significance will such numbers have when a daemon uses a new
> UID/GID and really doesn't care what it is?  Why do we have to go
> through the effort of assigning fixed IDs at random?

One reason not mentioned by mjo: this paves the way to resolution of
very old frustrating problem with user/group creation when
cross-compiling entire system from scratch.

See https://bugs.gentoo.org/541406

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