./sysutils/crashme, Try to crash machine with random arguments to random system calls

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Branch: pkgsrc-2008Q1, Version: 2.4, Package name: crashme-2.4, Maintainer: agc

A bit of background on crashme. It is a tool for testing the robustness
of an operating environment using a technique of "Random Input" response
analysis. This I first saw formally proposed in the book Cybernetics
by Norbert Wiener, but which any parent who has observed his children
playing and learning would be well disposed to describe in detail.

* The operating environment under consideration is the user-mode process.

* The Random Input is provided by the execution of a sequence of pseudo-random
data as an instruction stream.

* The response analysis is to catch and record machine and software
generated exceptions/errors/signals and to retry using new random data
in both the current user-mode process and in newly created subprocesses.

Crashme: (c) Copyright 1990, 1991 George J. Carrette

Master sites:

SHA1: 0648322959634f21e61a5d5e1b308e3c89dc2841
RMD160: 0a4252a7b03bddad60cd522565142279d18f91b8
Filesize: 55.674 KB

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