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SubjectRe: MM bug
On Mon, 27 May 1996, Alfredo Sanjuan wrote:

> On Mon, 27 May 1996, Martin Mares wrote:
>
> > yet): You can simply crash the system by issuing "grep any_string /dev/zero".
> > As the lines in /dev/zero have infinite length, grep tries to allocate still more
> > memory for its line buffer until the memory is exhausted. But no out of memory
> > message appear and the system gets frozen (interrupts work, but normal processes
>
> Hmmm....seems to work well for me...

Also works for me. I get a "grep: memory exhausted" error and the system
continues like normal.

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