Re: Linux-2.0.34 & crashme

Andreas Haumer (
Tue, 26 May 1998 09:49:46 +0200


Philip Blundell wrote:
> >Well, I tried it both as root and as unprivileged user,
> >and guess what: Linux-2.0.34pre16 locked solid in both
> >cases after just about 10 minutes... :-(
> Running crashme as root is dangerous. You can kill the machine as root
> yourself, and crashme can do it too if it manages to make the right system
> calls.
I'm perfectly aware of that! This test was more or less a
cross-check. I'm more concerned that crashme running under
an unprivileged UID could lock the machine!
But as I don't have any more data points (no oops, no syslog
entry) right now I can't say what went wrong exactly.

I would be interested in other reports of crashme tests
for Linux-2.0.34prexy. Anyone having better experiences?

- andreas

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