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SubjectRe: crashme crashes 2.0.20 with guarantee :-(


On Fri, 20 Sep 1996, Topi Miettinen wrote:
>
> Yesterday I ran Tobotras' crashme-2.1 for 10 hours with:
> nice -20 ./crashme +2000 1234 100 10:00:00 2
> I only now noticed the following oops in dmesg (the system is
> still up and running!):
>
> warning: you are using an old insmod, no symbols will be inserted!
> Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 00000000

Umm, you didn't run crashme as root, did you? The above certainly looks like
that (bad arguments to the sys_init_module()" system call, but it should
never get that far unless you're root).

Now, running crashme as root is "a bad idea". A _really_ bad idea.

Linus

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