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SubjectRe: 1023rd thread crashes 2.4.0-test8 from non-root user

On Mon, 25 Sep 2000, Mark Hahn wrote:

> > The problem is large numbers of threads in 2.4.0-test8 can result in a
> > hard crash of the entire kernel. This can be done as a non-root user.
>
> this appears to be reproducable (128M duron, haven't tried intel UP/SMP):

i've done some experimentation, and to me it appears we overload the
queued signal limit of bash, or something like that? The Ctrl-C thing
definitely creates alot of signals. And the default limit for queued
signals [kernel/signal.c:max_queued_signals] is 1024 ...

so i think this is threading-unrelated, to me it (tentatively) looks like
to be a signal handling bug.

Ingo

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