On 9/26/07, Nicolas Williams <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Why do you think we limit usernames to 8 characters still? It's because > of things like ps(1) and ls(1) that like to use fixed-width columns.
But they aren't limited to 8 characters. Usernames can be longer. Even worse is the lack of consistency - as I recall ps -u looks at the first 10 characters of a username when looking for a match. We need to get rid of this, once and for all. > Note: each zone has its own user/group name/ID namespaces. I know that. In most of my cases, though, all use the same nameservice, so that the uid-username mapping is consistent and if you run ps/top/prstat/whatever in the global zone then the usernames reported are accurate. -- -Peter Tribble http://www.petertribble.co.uk/ - http://ptribble.blogspot.com/ _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org