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    SubjectRe: NT vulnerable to attack on CPU

    > Hum, I wouldn't go there... Last I recall, Linux had the same problem with
    > this bit of code, spawning processes exponentially until system grinds to a
    > halt...
    > main() {
    > while(1) {
    > fork();
    > }
    > }
    > Seems to be a problem with many OSs... Is Linux going to address CPU usage
    > limit?

    The "fork bomb" above is completely harmless on a Linux system with
    user limits set. Please refer to the HUNDREDS of messages on this
    same topic on linux-kernel and elsewhere.

    Andrew E. Mileski
    Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
    XFree86 Matrox Team

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