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    SubjectRe: crashme crashes 2.0.20 with guarantee :-(
    > On Fri, 20 Sep 1996 08:25:26 EDT, "David S. Miller" wrote:
    > > Aieee, you ran crashme as root and it learned how to load a kernel
    > > module!
    > But this should not result in kernel panic. Ancient unixish
    > design requires running many programs with root privileges, and bugs
    > in them should not crash the system.

    I assure you that a root privileged program can crash _ANY_ Unix
    OS. Remember that root can access any hardware without restriction.
    This includes timers, interrupts, IO ports, memory, all kinds of stuff.
    There is typically a bit of a procedure to do it, but it is allowed.

    > Besides, my system crashes with crashme running from non-
    > privileged user account...

    That is a legitimate complaint and completely different from running
    crashme as root.

    > --
    > Best regards, -- Boris.


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