[lkml]   [2006]   [Mar]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: can I bring Linux down by running "renice -20 cpu_intensive_process"?

    Måns Rullgård wrote:

    >Jan Engelhardt <> writes:
    >>>Subject: can I bring Linux down by running "renice -20
    >>Depends on what the cpu_intensive_process does. If it tries to allocate
    >>lots of memory, maybe. If it's _just_ CPU (as in `perl -e '1 while 1'`),
    >>you get a chance that you can input some commands on a terminal to kill it.
    >>SCHED_FIFO'ing or SCHED_RR'ing such a process is sudden death of course.
    >Sysrq+n changes all realtime tasks to normal priority.

    Patient: "Doctor When I poke myself in the eye it hurts."
    Doctor "Don't do that then."

    Jeffrey Hundstad

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

     \ /
      Last update: 2006-03-10 23:09    [W:0.020 / U:6.316 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site