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Another old security problem

Another old security problem

Posted Sep 11, 2010 14:01 UTC (Sat) by spender (subscriber, #23067)
In reply to: Another old security problem by rilder
Parent article: Another old security problem

I'm not sure you understand the meaning of 'exploit' or the difference between soft and hard limits.

-Brad


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Another old security problem

Posted Sep 15, 2010 9:10 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Rilder made a perfectly good point: applications do not generally need vast stacks (not even Emacs!). Thus it is reasonable to impose a hard limit.

That distros generally impose soft limits instead (for no particularly obvious reason in the case of stack size) is no barrier to imposing a hard limit yourself.


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