Re: evading ulimits

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Sun Dec 24 2006 - 05:52:13 EST

On Dec 23 2006 19:42, John Richard Moser wrote:
>Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> Note that trying to kill all shells is a race between killing them all first
>> and them spawning new ones everytime. To stop fork bombs, use killall -STOP
>> first, then kill them.
>Yes I know; the point, though, is that they should die automatically
>when the process count hits 4096. They do with the first fork bomb;
>they keep growing with the second, well past what they should.

They don't just all die when you hit 4096. If you do nothing, 4096 +/- n will
stay around.

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