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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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