[Pkg-shadow-devel] shadow-18.104.22.168, process limits and fork bombs
b3nton at gmail.com
Sun Oct 9 13:58:15 UTC 2011
With shadow-22.214.171.124 I can't limit the number of processes a user can
spawn. With shadow-126.96.36.199 I can and a fork bomb does no harm.
I use Linux From Scratch, shadow was compiled from the source.
I've tried with and without linux-PAM-1.1.4. The result is the same;
shadow-188.8.131.52 works but with shadow-184.108.40.206 a fork bomb locks up the
Without PAM I echo \* U128 >> /etc/limits
With PAM I echo \* hard nproc 128 >> /etc/security/limits.conf
I would prefer to use the current version of shadow so I'm happy to
help debug the problem. I'm not a programmer so it will take me a long
time to figure out on my own. Please CC me in any replies as I'm not
subscribed to the list.
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