Re: [Q]Patch against memory exploit?

Chris Evans (
Wed, 27 May 1998 15:07:41 +0100 (BST)

On 26 May 1998, Johnny Tevessen wrote:

> 2) How can root kick such a process, or is there maybe a
> kernel patch that makes the kernel detect and kick such
> a process automagically? Is there a chance to escape
> from this state except resetting the machine? shutdown'ing
> could be dangerous in low memory situations, too.

root prevents the situation from happening in the first place by setting
up sensible resource limits.


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