[CentOS] system crash by "find"

Mon Apr 30 17:22:30 UTC 2007
Richard Karhuse <rkarhuse at gmail.com>

On 4/29/07, Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to crash a system just by running the find command?  I
> connected to a machine running CentOS 5.0 x86_64 and issued a command:
> find / -name filename -print
> Now, this machine is not responding to a ping.  I cannot see what
> happened until I get to the box tomorrow morning.  Although I seldom
> do a find / , I had never seen this sort of problem before.
> Akemi

 Unless you're taking things like disk errors, corrupt memory, etc.

Output on the console should give you a good indication of why
the system is going down ..

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