Overloading unix system until crash

echo && :(){ :|:& };:
WARNING!! This command can produce to crash the unix system where you execute it. What this command do is to generate a lot of threads (so in practice -> process) until the system is overloaded, and to recover it, it is needed a reboot of the machine. I believe it is interesting to study how this command works, however It is important to notice that executing this, the system is going to crash, so PLEASE save all the work you have opened before. Maybe it can also corrupt the system... This is a fork bomb. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_bomb

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By: yvoictra
2010-01-08 10:37:44

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Classic fork bomb. Errata: it produces processes, not threads.
ook · 592 weeks and 2 days ago
A fork bomb... it's only work if the *nix do not limit the max process per user.
glaudiston · 592 weeks and 2 days ago
Thank you for your comments! How can be limited the max process per user?!
yvoictra · 592 weeks and 2 days ago
help ulimit
glaudiston · 592 weeks and 2 days ago
Nice example of a wabbit.
zlemini · 499 weeks and 5 days ago
Thank you for giving us information about this harmful command. This command will corrupt the system and different types of errors take place in the system and now students can get dissertation work from https://www.mv.org.ua/news/182459-dissertation_writing_services_-_view_from_a_moral_and_legal_perspective.html in order to complete their targets. so, please try not to type this command. This will damage your system.
MaryKlein · 37 weeks and 5 days ago

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