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    SubjectRe: forkbombing Linux distributions
    Natanael Copa napisał(a):
    > On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 12:11 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
    >>Didn't you ever look up what a ulimit is?
    > ofcourse i did. I just think that ulimit (or other userspace tools)
    > should be used to *raise* the limit if you need more. Not the reverse.
    >>If you consider your distro's default ulimits unreasonable, file a bug
    >>report with them. But no one is going to make Linux "restrictive by
    >>default" to make life easier for people who don't bother to RTFM.
    > I already suggested ulimit solutions for my distro. They think that if
    > this is needed the kernel dev's would do something (ie its a kernel
    > problem) while the kernel dev's says this is a userspace prob.
    > I wouldn't bother if this was a problem for one or two distros only.
    > Now, almost all distros seems to be vulnerable by default.
    > I wouldn't bother if other *nixes would set this limit in userspace.
    > (the BSD's set the limit lower in kernel and let users who need more
    > raise with userland tools)
    > I wouldn't bother if this wouldn't give Linux a bad reputation.
    > I'm Sorry if I made some people upset.
    > --
    > Natanael Copa
    You have absolutely right!!! Even if 'good' ulimit is set there isn't
    anything bad in adding ulimit-like mechanism into kernel.

    Long live ... hmm... kernel, not ulimit:)

    Best regards,

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