Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 02/06/2000 12:41:30
> This seems misguided. On a system running w/ DIAGNOSTIC, a user can
> run a simple program that deref's NULL over and over and fill up the
> system log files with it, possibly causing the disk to fill up,
> thereby making it harder to log REAL problems.
The same user can buzz in a loop using sendto() to throw similar
messages at syslog, even without DIAGNOSTIC in the kernel.
Or even a shell loop calling logger(1), which has flags to set the
facility, priority, and tag.
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