[Toolserver-l] rebooted nightshade

Bryan Tong Minh bryan.tongminh at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 11:42:53 UTC 2009

On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 2:08 AM, Aryeh Gregor
<Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Ilmari Karonen <nospam at vyznev.net> wrote:
>> Come to think of it, shouldn't the toolserver have some resource use
>> limits that would stop things like this from happening?  A single
>> non-root user running a fork bomb or anything similar really shouldn't
>> be able to bring down the entire server.
> Maybe set ulimit -m to a gigabyte or something?
And limit the number of processes a user can run. while (1) { fork();
} is gonna run you out of pids rather than memory.


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