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[ale] fork killer



How can you have a UINX system that is powerful if the process # can only be 
280?  Seems like a limitation to me.

Chris
On 12-Nov-97 Josh Murrah wrote:
>
>My experience with recent RedHat has been that this program will cause
>fork errors, as like you said there is a max. number of proceses.
>However, even with this limitation under RedHat, I still managed to drive
>the load to 280.
>
>
>Josh Murrah, jmurrah at salug.org, http://www.salug.org/~jmurrah, ICQ 4613433
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>On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Geoffrey Myers wrote:
>
>> Christopher Fowler wrote:
>> 
>> > What can keep someone from running this program and taking down linux
>> > box
>> > ---- cut here ----
>> > #include <unistd.h>
>> > main()
>> > {
>> >         int X=0;
>> >         do
>> >                 fork();
>> >         while ( X == 0 )
>> >         return 0;
>> > }
>> > ---------------------
>> 
>> I don't have enough experience with Linux, but I do know that in
>> SVR3/SVR4 you could limit the maximum number of processes per user via
>> kernel tunables.  Is this possible under Linux?
>> 
>> --
>> Until later: Geoffrey           geof at abraxis.com
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 

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