Corinna Vinschen
Wed Sep 11 07:12:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 09:17:56AM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > P.S.: Why is there a need to define ILLEGAL_GID? It
> > > is never used to set a value.
> > 
> > It's used in chown_worker() to check against gid -1 on input.
> O.K, it's used to check against -1, but -1 is never used as
> a reserved value. In other words, why is the largest possible
> gid value forbidden? 

It's not forbidden in the first place, it has a special meaning
when used as parameter to chown(), see


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