Subject: Re: easy ways to crash your NetBSD system
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Peter Svensson <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/06/1996 13:33:51
On Fri, 5 Apr 1996, Dave Huang wrote:

> On Fri, 5 Apr 1996, Phil Knaack wrote:
> Try doing an "unlimit maxproc" (in csh) before running the forker... With
> maxproc limited to 80 (the default, apparently), I got the same results as
> you did. But "unlmit maxproc" raised the limit to 532, which made the
> forker panic my machine with a "vm_map_entry_create: out of map entries". 
> This is on a P5/100 with 48M ram, although it did the same thing when I 
> had 16M...

Root could use the limit -h to prevent this. Limit -h sets the upper 
limit for the limits.