[rescue] Opera and NetBSD -- STAY AWAY

Alan Rubin rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 22 06:54:52 CDT 2001

Does your NetBSD kernel have linux binary compatibility configured?  You
could try the Opera package for linux on your box.


On Fri, 22 Jun 2001, Dan Debertin wrote:

> Just tried running the latest Opera for Solaris on NetBSD under
> COMPAT_SVR4. I just want to warn any other NetBSD/sparc users out there
> who might be considering doing this -- forget it.
> It launched some sort of fork() bomb; my process table was full of opera
> processes, most of them zombies. After a few half-hearted attempts at
> ps auxw|awk '$0~/opera/&&$0!~/awk/{print $2}'|xargs kill -9,
> it finally caused a kernel panic and down I went. Tried it several times;
> the last time I did eventually get a (non-responsive) browser window
> before going down.
> I wasn't even running it as root; it's too bad that I can kill the
> operating system as a nonprivileged user.
> Oh well; back to netscape. I was hoping to get a non-sucking browser,
> though. I suppose I could try IE for Solaris, but there's something oogie
> about the prospect of having a /usr/local/microsoft directory...
> fork(): Resource temporarily unavailable,
> Dan
> --
> Dan Debertin
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*Alan Rubin*
Sun/Unix/Networking/Web Writing
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