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SubjectRe: [patch] `cp /dev/zero /tmp` new interactive feeling
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Pavel Machek <pavel@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz> 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.

peloy.-

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