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Re: [SLE] maximum nproc value
  • From: Carl Hartung <suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 13:45:00 -0500
  • Message-id: <200602021345.00327.suselinux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thursday 02 February 2006 10:28, Steve Graegert wrote:
> Limits like the one you asked for help to prevent fork bombs.
> \Steve

Could you be a little more specific, Steve? (Just kidding!) :-)

How common are these "fork bombs" and is this type of threat one that a
typical SUSE desktop user should worry about? How transportable is your
solution, Steve? Can it be implemented the same way in recent SUSE releases?
(i.e. 9.2, 9.3 and 10.0?)

And thanks to both of you for raising and answering an extremely interesting


- Carl

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