On Wed, 2 Aug 2000 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Howdi friends,
> I'm a bit new to linux, and perhaps don't belong on this mail list, but I've run across something that I just don't see as right. Here's some code I put together that has no problem bringing kernel 2.2.5-15 to it's knees even when run without any special priveleges. what's the situation?
> Here's the code:
> // Tested on kernel 2.2.5-15, this code crashes the system by allocating
> // all system memory and writing data to it.
So what did you expect? Now turn on user limits. If it still
hangs the system, the limits are set too high for your memory
and swap availability.
Penguin : Linux version 2.2.15 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.
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