Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fork Bomb for isolation measurement with virtualization

I am determining if fork bomb is a good way to determine the isolation provided by a virtualization mechanism. I am planning to evaluate the impact of fork bombing an OS level virtualization mechanism like OpenVZ and a para-level mechanism like Xen. Some tests by random users have shown that Xen can withstand such an attack. The question here is ... can OpenVZ do the same?

More on fork bombing here.
Baseline fork bomb in shell:
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