Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
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.

					der Mouse

		     7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39  4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B