Code Red: Opera Cannot Handle Insufficent Disk Space and the SecuriTeam vs. Sendmail armed conflict

You gotta love those hilarious security advisories:

Opera > 8.02 with torrent support can’t handle not enough space on drive

If your partition is full and u choose to save a torrent on this
partition opera will start using 100% of your cpu and momery and
eventually crash

Tested with opera 9 p 2

Our feel on this is that if you’re out of disk space, the least of your problems is Opera utilizing 100% of your CPU!

By the way, while we’re on the subject of making a fool of yourself, we did our share of the ‘sky is falling’ bit, too. But we’re professionals (well, we’ve had practice) so at least we did it with some style: We followed up with Ido’s non-existing Sendmail memory leak which got Eric Allman all worked out and ended it with a pointy cartoon. Yeah! finally a good fight. Hope it’ll last a least a mounth.

A final word to Ido: you’re new in the industry, aren’t you? Here, we don’t apologize for mistakes. We bury them in flamewars!

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