[blfs-support] pcre-8.30

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 19:04:01 PST 2012

Fernando de Oliveira wrote:

> I do not know what a "fork bomb" is and still do not know how to
> "limit the number of processes and protect against a fork bomb".

Take a look at wikipedia:


You can protect against it by limiting the number of processes available 
to a user.  Take a look at the bash man page and search for ulimit.  If 
you want a little more detail, it is basically a kernel system call. 
See 'man setrlimit'.

   -- Bruce

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