Static system level uid/gid's reservations in Fedora/RHEL - how to handle situation?

Bill Nottingham notting at
Wed Apr 29 15:30:48 UTC 2009

Ondřej Vašík (ovasik at said: 
> What's the best way to handle that situation? One possibility is to
> increase the threshold of system level id's (to 200? 300?), another is
> to check current reservation and clean long-term unused reservations (I
> doubt there are many such cases, so it's only temporary solution). Other
> could be sharing groups (as static uid's are still available), but
> that's not always good solution.
> Any other idea or some prefered solution?

Simplest way is to bump the lowest number that's used for system IDs;
that may run into some collisions on older systems, though.


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