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Re: A fork Bomb - A deadlock ??

Linux and most unices use the ostrich algorithm to deal with deadlocks
primarily because on a proeprly configured system, deadlocks are a rarity. 
A fork bomb doesn't necessarily lead to a deadlock although it can
seriously slow down the system and is a pretty effective DoS
attack.Progrmas like the following


are a strict no-no. root has the job of restricting the max. no. of user
processes. This should guarantee some level of safety. 

One more thing,
I am interested in device drivers and I'd be very grateful if someone
could give me some thing to start with(Urls, books etc.)


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