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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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