kern/94446: FreeBSD 6.0 crash with forkbomb (regression)
Bruce M Simpson
bms at FreeBSD.org
Sun Sep 24 11:53:25 PDT 2006
Synopsis: FreeBSD 6.0 crash with forkbomb (regression)
State-Changed-When: Sun Sep 24 18:47:04 UTC 2006
This report is quite confusing -- without more evidence it's difficult
to have something to go on. I can reproduce a panic in -CURRENT with
forkbomb as the submitter describes, but it looks like a diagnostic;
running forkbomb as a non-root user doesn't panic the machine due to
the proces limit.
The panic is pretty much as I'd expect. It would be good to harden things
a bit more along this path, but from reading CVS history for these files it
looks as though the behaviour was changed to avoid a lock-order reversal.
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