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Re: Infinite loop and crash Linux via BASH command


From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Infinite loop and crash Linux via BASH command
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 09:23:23 -0600
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address@hidden wrote:
> In this site http://www.istf.com.br/vb/showthread.php?t=11153 (pt_BR)  
> there is a command and an explanation of as this simple command : (){  
> :|:& };: can crash the Linux completely.  It would be interesting you  
> will correct this.

You are reporting what is well known as a "fork bomb".  This really
has nothing to do with the GNU Bash shell and is actually due to the
fundamental design behavior of the operating system.  It is not
something that can be fixed in Bash.

Please read this reference for more information.

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_bomb

Bob




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