Subject: Re: easy ways to crash your NetBSD system
To: John M Vinopal <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/03/1996 23:40:09
John M Vinopal writes:
>1) limit maxproc

Still doesn't seem right to me. Unless root has done something stupid
to the maxproc variable, the total set of users shouldn't be able to
go over kern.maxproc (or even if he has, for that matter).. the system
CERTAINLY shouldn't panic because of this one (especially since users
can raise their own limits unless root changes the hard limit)...

(66)maestro:~>limit maxproc
maxproc         1044 
(67)maestro:~>sysctl -n kern.maxproc

>2) since when can 'any user' read raw partitions?
Agreed. Still odd though.

(I am not the original poster, btw)