Subject: Re: easy ways to crash your NetBSD system
To: David Gilbert <email@example.com>
From: Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/04/1996 08:48:50
> 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?