Subject: Re: easy ways to crash your NetBSD system
To: David Gilbert <>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/04/1996 08:48:50
Dave Gilbert:

> Jukka> 2. use dd to copy data from a raw disk partition to /dev/null
> Jukka> and set the block size to a big value (like 8 megs).
> 	Not to be an extreme picker of nits (your first point seems
> valid), but since when does the average sysadmin leave raw disk
> partitions world readable?  Now if you could do the same thing with
> the tape device, then it would be more serious.

I know this, that's why I wasn't so worried about dd.  On the other hand,
maybe the same happens if you read a large file into a large buffer as a
normal user - haven't tested.

I wonder if this (or the fork() problem) could be fixed somehow?