I don't have time to provide a fully researched answer, but I hope this
will help.

If you're not already familiar, I suggest you start at
groups. Ubuntu cannot allocate these without potential future collision
with Debian. So you should ask Debian in the first instance.

I'm pretty sure I speak for Ubuntu developers when I say that this
cannot be considered for Ubuntu alone without a discussion in Debian

** Changed in: base-passwd (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Incomplete

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  Proposal to Assign a Fixed Group ID to the render Group

Status in base-passwd package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Problem Statement:
  The lack of a fixed Group ID (GID) for the render group in Ubuntu leads to 
compatibility and security challenges, particularly in environments utilizing 
GPU resources.

  This proposal recommends assigning GID 59 to the render group in the 
base-passwd/group.master file. The initiative aims to standardize GPU resource 
management across installations, enhancing system security and application 

  The transition of /dev/dri/renderD* from the video to the render group
  in SystemD has led to issues due to the lack of a fixed GID for
  render. This has impacted various projects and forced the community to
  adopt workarounds.


  Proposed Change:

      Assign GID 59 to the render group or another GID that is more


      Consistency: A standardized GID ensures uniform access controls across 
various Linux installations.
      Security: Establishes clear and predictable permissions for GPU 
resources, reducing the need for elevated permissions.
      Compatibility: Supports applications that depend on GPU access, avoiding 
conflicts and permissions issues.

  Context and Documented Issues:

      Some examples of issues around this:

  Impact on Ubuntu Versions:

      This issue affects versions such as Ubuntu 20.04 and 22.04,
  particularly in Docker environments where the render group is not
  consistently recognized.

  Request for Feedback:

      Seeking feedback and discussion from the Ubuntu community and

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