Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#9851 closed bug (fixed)

Forkbomb creates Kernel Screen of Death

Reported by: mdickie Owned by: axeld
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: System/Kernel Version: R1/alpha4.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


/* Compile using gcc forkbomb.c -o forkbomb */
#include <unistd.h>
int main()
  return 0;

Tested on VirtualBox which needs multiple instances of the forkbomb. Using

:(){  forkbomb|forkbomb& };:

After some times typing it Kernel Screen of Death appears.

Also tested on an old Notebook PC Dell Latitude C640 but there you simply have to run forkbomb. BTW: It would be great if haiku would call the Screen of Death KSOD.

Attachments (1)

haiku-kdl.png (25.3 KB ) - added by mdickie 7 years ago.
Forkbomb Haiku KDL

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Change History (4)

comment:1 by anevilyak, 7 years ago

Component: - GeneralSystem/Kernel
Owner: changed from nobody to axeld

What's the actual panic message/backtrace? As an aside, the name KDL is specifically a BeOS reference.

by mdickie, 7 years ago

Attachment: haiku-kdl.png added

Forkbomb Haiku KDL

comment:2 by mdickie, 7 years ago

I attached an image because I don't know where I can read out the message/backtrace for Haiku.

Last edited 7 years ago by mdickie (previous) (diff)

comment:3 by bonefish, 7 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in hrev45811.

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