On Sat, 10 Apr 1999, Chris Costello wrote:
> Date: Sat, 10 Apr 1999 02:05:33 -0500
> From: Chris Costello <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> To: Dmitry Valdov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: freebsd-current@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Re: DoS from local users (fwd)
> On Sat, Apr 10, 1999, Dmitry Valdov wrote:
> > > You typically want to set a restriction as to how many
> > > processes a user can spawn. This is done by editing
> > > /etc/login.conf and changing the user's login class, see the man
> > > page for 'login.conf'.
> > >
> > I'm about CPU usage, not about many processes.
> > See:
> > CPU states: 17.8% user, 0.0% nice, 81.7% system, 0.5% interrupt, 0.0%
> > idle
> > on any (tested on P2-45) machine.
> > CPU is used by SYSTEM, not by USER. So I can't restrict it with login.conf
> > And load average can be up to 20-40 :(
> > Please don't redirect me to -questions, it's a kernel problem, not just
> > config.
> How is it a kernel problem? It's a forkbomb. It spawns many
> processes. You can also limit CPU usage with login.conf, I
Hmm. How I can limit CPU usage by SYSTEM? See top's output below.
PS. I've just tried it. And I'm right - CPU usage limit can't help.
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