why desktop apps are able to kill my freebsd box?
mlmichael70 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 09:31:36 UTC 2011
Why a faulty desktop application run as unprivileged user is able to
crash my system?
I mean, I know programs have bugs and sometimes they lead to crashes.
I'm fine with that. But why a crashing program (for example firefox or
banshee) is able to kill the whole system?
And by 'crash' or 'kill' i mean that for whatever reason the system is
frozen and doesn't reply to anything but a hard reset.
It just doesn't make much sense so I'm assuming that I must be doing
something wrong. Where and what kind of restrictions should I set up to
make sure that a buggy unprivileged program cannot freeze my box?
Thank you in advance. Michael.
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