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    SubjectRe: memory crash

    On Mon, 9 Dec 1996, sheldon newhouse wrote:

    > Just for the hell of it, I decided to see what would happen if I
    > overloaded my system with cpu intensive programs which would cause the
    > system to run out of memory and swap. The system started thrashing, and
    > ultimately required a hard boot. I don't think this is healthy. Any user
    > could do this.
    I don't think you have to go to all that trouble. The following code
    will hang my system AND a Sun witb SinOs 4.3

    char x[2048];

    Eventually the drive that contains the swap file will come on continuously
    and there is too little available CPU time to kill the task .....

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