[OpenAFS] Memory leak with 1.4.1 modules on Linux 2.6.16

Steve Simmons scs@umich.edu
Wed, 26 Jul 2006 10:55:46 -0400

On Jul 26, 2006, at 9:51 AM, Jose Calhariz wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 21, 2006 at 11:32:24PM -0700, Caskey L. Dickson wrote:
>> You have created a cycle in your filesystem tree.. . .
> I know that was my mistake.
> My problem is why the openafs modules consumed all the free RAM on
> the client?  Don't the openafs client or the modules have protections
> in place to prevent following infinity cycles in the path?
> Can it be possible for a normal user to create this kind of infinity
> cycles in the path?  And this way to cause a DoS on a multi-user
> server that is client of AFS?

Yes, an ordinary user can do that. I've done it myself :-(. Can't  
speak to it being a denial of service.