Fork Bomb and why it doesn't happen on BSDs

William Hooper whooperhsd3 at
Thu Mar 24 15:30:51 UTC 2005

Ow Mun Heng said:
> The author then compares the results with that of BSD eg: OpenBSD and
> FreeBSD IIRC, and notes that on a system with Pentium 90 w/ 32MB Ram, on
> using the forkbomb, doesn't bring the system down to it's knees.

Following the discussion on the -devel list, the BSDs aren't immune.

William Hooper

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