On Sat, May 05, 2001 at 02:37:07PM -0700, Dennis Glatting wrote:
> I wrote a trivial program to fill vm and found I can reliably freeze my
> system. It may not work on the first attempt, but certainly within three.
> My command line is:
>       a.out&;a.out&;a.out&;a.out&;a.out&
> The goal of my program is simply to see how the system behaves under
> memory exhaustion which, as it turns out on two similar systems, the
> systems freeze. Specifically, I can switch between consoles but the login
> prompts do not respond and the system does not respond on the network.
> I am running 4.3 on a dual processor system.
> Below are some things. First, the program. Second, dmesg. Finally, my
> /etc/rc.config.

What resource limits have you set?


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