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Bug 77154 - UID Limitations (think 16 bit uid_t) and its results
Summary: UID Limitations (think 16 bit uid_t) and its results
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Larry Woodman
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-01 20:57 UTC by Jonathon M. Robison
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-11-01 20:57:36 UTC
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Description Jonathon M. Robison 2002-11-01 20:57:29 UTC
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Description of problem:
UID's above 50000 (I have tried from 52000 to 900000) or so fail to work, in 
that the home directory is show as owned by a numeric that ISNT the user's UID. 
In addition, programs like ssh (into the box) and sudo die w/o giving help for 
users whose UID is that high.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install Default AS2.1 (we use a kickstart)
2.useradd -u 625625 tester -al /home/ and see that tester's home dir is owned by a number around 34000
4. Now try ssh into the box from another one.
5. Give tester sudo access and try using it as tester

Actual Results:  sudo says "killed", and ssh won't let you in.

Expected Results:  able to execute sudo commands, able to ssh in.

Additional info:

This is on the default kernel. On my laptop, I used the kernel-i686.config and 
made my own kernel (to enable LVM). THAT kernel does not have this problem. The 
unmodified kernel on the Dell PowerEdge server does.

Comment 1 Jonathon M. Robison 2002-11-13 13:46:36 UTC
This problem seems to be gone in the updated kernel, 2.4.9-e.9

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