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[ale] Fork Rate



Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org> on Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 2:14 PM
-0500 wrote:
>Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is Fork Rate wrt processes?

How fast a process can start another process. AFAIK in stock Linux this happens
as fast as the hardware allows. If you don't have process limits set, a
malicious user can easily fork you over; see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_bomb

-Brian

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