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SubjectRe: crashme crashes 2.0.20 with guarantee :-(
> On Fri, 20 Sep 1996 08:25:26 EDT, "David S. Miller" wrote:
>
> > Aieee, you ran crashme as root and it learned how to load a kernel
> > module!
>
> But this should not result in kernel panic. Ancient unixish
> design requires running many programs with root privileges, and bugs
> in them should not crash the system.

I assure you that a root privileged program can crash _ANY_ Unix
OS. Remember that root can access any hardware without restriction.
This includes timers, interrupts, IO ports, memory, all kinds of stuff.
There is typically a bit of a procedure to do it, but it is allowed.

> Besides, my system crashes with crashme running from non-
> privileged user account...

That is a legitimate complaint and completely different from running
crashme as root.

> --
> Best regards, -- Boris.

Cheers!
Ty


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