Bug causes Linux to crash

Running a simple C program crashes the Linux kernel. It does not require root access, but shell access is required. It affects both 2.4.2x and 2.6.x kernels on the x86 architecture


The flaw was by accident discovered by Stian Skjelstad while he was doing some code tests. He was quite surprised when I discovered that the code he was trying froze his machine. He reported it to the Linux-kernel mailing list and the gcc bugzilla 2004-06-09.


http://linuxreviews.org/news/2004-06-11_kernel_crash/index.html