Subject: Re: easy ways to crash your NetBSD system
To: Dave Huang <email@example.com>
From: Peter Svensson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.