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Re: Denial of Service Vulnerability in Sun AnswerBook2
From: GOMBAS Gabor <gombasg () INF ELTE HU>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 18:10:46 +0100

On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 11:07:25AM -0500, Dave Monnier wrote:

When /tmp fills Solaris fails because /tmp is used for swap.  If/when /tmp
fills, swap space eventually also fills preventing additional procesees
from being swapped. Eventually system memory will fill causing a failure
of process spawning alltogether.

... unless you limit the amount of memory /tmp is allowed to use (see
mount_tmpfs(1M), 'size' parameter).


Gabor Gombas                                       Eotvos Lorand University
E-mail: gombasg () inf elte hu                        Hungary

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