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    SubjectRe: FreeBSD & Linux [./fork 500 totally hangs my machine 2.1.127]
    In article <>,
    Gregory Maxwell <> wrote:
    >I ran it on a 2.0 system with QNX schedular patch. It did 254 in 0
    >seconds.. I then tried 10000 and it killed init.. :)
    >Damn.. The box had like 150days uptime.

    What _is_ it with people who run other peoples C programs as root
    without looking deeply into what they do? I'm surprised you had an
    uptime that big ;)

    Now, the obvious thing to do was to test it as a normal user: never
    _ever_ test as root unless you have to.

    And if you tested as a normal user first and wondered why it kicked you
    out to the login prompt, the first reaction should _not_ be "Oh, cool, I
    wonder what that does if I run it as root" ;)


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