In the last episode (May 15), Brian O'Shea said:
> On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 10:44:32PM -0400, Matthew Emmerton wrote:
> [...]
> > > After going to single user mode, cause I can't kill the offending
> > > program once it is running in multiuser mode (even kill -9 won't
> > > work ...
> Probably because the program is forking and you can't kill it's
> children fast enough.

A handy way to kill forkbombs like this is "su username -c kill -9 -1",
which will kill all the processes owned by that user at once.

        Dan Nelson

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