in reply to Re: Re: one-liner hogs
in thread one-liner hogs

Ah, I think you've accidentally stumbled upon an obfuscated hog of a different kind. Consider:

open(ZERO,"</dev/zero") or die $!; my $x= <ZERO>;
I think I'll let someone else explain what that does so people have a little time to think about it. (:

        - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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Re x 5: one-liner hogs
by baku (Scribe) on Feb 05, 2001 at 20:23 UTC

    Serves me right for working on a machine with no /dev/zero.... argh.

    The <> operator will seek $/, never find it, and just fill memory to the rlimit. Not great for a disc test.

    That makes the 'line' read:

    perl -e 'open M,"/sbin/mount|grep -v':'";while(<M>){($m)=split($_); if(fork){open Z,"</dev/zero";open F,">$m/.#overflow#";while(read(Z, $x,4096)){print F $x}}};


    cat /dev/zero > /tmp/kill.system

    Less effective, but easier to type. And probably a good way to muck up 90% of systems :-)