Subject: Re: easy ways to crash your NetBSD system
To: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John F. Woods <jfw@FunHouse.com>
Date: 04/04/1996 08:45:39
> >A panic. The kernel runs out of something. I tried increasing some
> >constant, but it didn't help. (Can't remember the details any more.)
> As someone else already pointed out, if your users can read your raw disk
> partitions, you have worse problems to deal with :-)
How about if they can read your raw tape drive?
I.e. I have just reproduced this using /dev/rst0, and have a dump should
anyone care to see it.
Interestingly enough, the crash happens during or after the I/O -- using a
tape drive makes this painfully obvious :-).