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    SubjectRe: Forking shell bombs
    No such thing exists.  I can have 10,000 processes doing nothing and 
    have a load average of 0.00. I can have 100 processes each sucking cpu
    as fast as the electrons flow and have a dead box.

    Learn how to manage resource limits and you can tuck another feather
    into your fledgeling sysadmin hat ;)


    Ryan Underwood wrote:

    >On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 04:43:18PM -0400, jhigdon wrote:
    >>Have you tried this on any 2.5.x kernels? Just curious to see what it
    >>does, I plan on giving it a go later.
    >I haven't, but a previous poster indicated that they had (2.5.74) with
    >the same results.
    >I wonder if we could find an upper limit on the number of allowable
    >processes that would leave the box in a workable state? Unfortunately,
    >I don't have a spare box to test such things on at the moment. ;)

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