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SubjectRe: forkbombing Linux distributions
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> The memory limits aren't good enough either: if you set them low
> enough that memory-forkbombs are unperilous for
> RLIMIT_NPROC*RLIMIT_DATA, it's probably too low for serious
> applications.

yes, if you want to run application like openoffice.org you need at
least 200Mo. If you want that your system is usable, you need at least 40 process per user. So 40*200 = 8Go, and it don't think you have all this memory...

I think per user limit could be a solution.

attached a small fork-memory bombing.

Matthieu
int main()
{
while(1){
while(fork()){
malloc(1);
}
}
}
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