[lkml]   [1999]   [Jun]   [1]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: [patch] `cp /dev/zero /tmp` new interactive feeling
    Pavel Machek <> wrote:

    > Please do and post result into list. That should go into 2.2.X -- it
    > is really more DoS attack than "small problem".

    Pavel is right: the other they I made the mistake of running (as a normal
    user) "cp /dev/zero file.txt" in our production system instead of "cp
    /dev/null file.txt" and the CPU utilization went way up and nothing could
    get done. The server was useless until I figured out what was going on
    and killed the cp. This really is a DoS attack :-(

    I haven't tried Andreas' patch, though.


    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:52    [W:0.023 / U:111.448 seconds]
    ©2003-2017 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site