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SubjectRe: [DUMB]: Is kernel oops always a kernel bug ???
From: Linux Geek <>
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,
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