Borland C++ 4.5

Andreas Mohr andi at
Tue May 31 16:00:17 CDT 2005


On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 10:31:33PM +0200, wino at wrote:
> It's fairly unlikely that an installer will really cripple your kernel to  
> the point where you have to power-off.
Well, it's fairly likely if you have a program allocating the whole world
and even a bit more than that (e.g. by stack trashing which causes a pointer value
to be used as the size to allocate: ugh) with a user that forgot to set
a memory limit... (ulimit -v?).
Then just have the Linux OOM mechanism fail to kill the misbehaving program properly,
and that's it.

(this perhaps happened here)

Andreas Mohr

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