[clug] Causing a kernel oops
andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Tue Sep 2 13:08:16 EST 2003
One of my colleagues was reading a security advisory about something that
caused a kernel oops, and asked what a kernel oops was.
I seem to recall reading somewhere in the past (Bugtraq) about a test
kernel module you could insert into a kernel that would cause an oops. I
believe there's actually a system call or something to do it, but I don't
know the specifics, and I can't find a reference with Google (I drown in
bug reports no matter how I word my query).
Does anyone more in the know with kernel internals than I either know how
to bang up a module that will cause a kernel oops, or know of the module
source I'm referring to?
Just want to demonstrate an oops on my PC.
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