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Re: Infinite loop and crash Linux via BASH command


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Infinite loop and crash Linux via BASH command
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 11:25:08 -0400
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address@hidden wrote:
> I don't know by this means (perhaps anybody here with bigger  
> experiences to can explain us) this simple command creates a job in  
> background and in loop that quickly consome all the processing.

Yes, because that's exactly what you're telling bash to do, if you run
that command.  If you don't want bash to do that, don't tell it to.
This isn't a bug.  It's just an example of the fact that any
sufficiently powerful language will be able to express things you
don't want to do.  If the language were too limited to express
anything you didn't want to do, it also wouldn't be able to express
many things that you want to do.


paul




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