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    SubjectRe: [DUMB]: Is kernel oops always a kernel bug ???
    From: Linux Geek <bourne@ToughGuy.net>
    Date: Fri, Jan 17, 2003 at 11:33:46AM +0530
    > Hi all ,
    >
    > If a kernel oops, then is the problem always with the kernel ? Can't a
    > user proggie ( running as root ) do something insane and make the
    > kernel oops ?
    >
    That shouldn't happen - it's called DOS (Denial-Of-Service) if a user
    program can make the kernel oops. Some of these probably still exist in
    the linux kernel, nothing is perfect :-)

    But another option exists: hardware failures. If your memory decides to
    take a break, you will get an oops also.

    Good luck,
    Jurriaan
    --
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    pacing up and down between the walls that we have built ourselves.
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