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Re: DB crasher

--- Judy Anderson wrote:
Good luck dissuading your miscreants.
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On a MOO that I'm on, a "clock" runs in the background.  This monitors the
number of tasks active on the MOO.  If it exceeds a certain number, all
currently active tasks (except the clock) are killed and the owners of the
tasks are sent mail about the fact that their tasks just got toasted.
Unfortunately, the MOO is starting to have more players, and the clock is
erroneously assuming a fork bomb is in progress.  Worse, the guy who wrote it
has left the wizard staff leaving wizards who don't want to touch it for fear
that it will blow up in their faces.

-manta (NOT a wizard of that MOO)


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