Re: crashme crashes 2.0.20 with guarantee :-(

Olaf Titz (
26 Sep 1996 00:01:12 +0200

Boris Tobotras <> wrote:
> > Aieee, you ran crashme as root and it learned how to load a kernel
> > module!
> But this should not result in kernel panic. Ancient unixish
> design requires running many programs with root privileges,

So let's overcome the ancient designs... (that's _application_, not
kernel design)

> and bugs
> in them should not crash the system.

cp somelargefile /dev/kmem will crash every Un*x. It's designed that way. ;-)
root has a loaded gun, so he can shoot himself in the foot in any way
he likes.


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