Image of Modern Operating Systems (3rd Edition)
Image of Linux Kernel Development (3rd Edition)
Image of Operating System Concepts
Image of Beginning Google Maps API 3

Shell Fork Bombs

Fork Bombs have been around in shells since the first Unix shell was written. Examples of Unix/Linux fork bombs include: :(){ :|: & };: $0 & $0 & The first example is often used by system administrators to test user processes limitations. Once a successful fork bomb has been activated on a system it may not be possible to resume normal operations on the system without rebooting, as the only solution to a fork bomb is to destroy all instances of it. Probably the best way to prevent a user invoking a fatal fork bomb on Linux is to add