<programming> A particular species of wabbit
that can be written in one line of C
$0 & $0 &
on any Unix
system, or occasionally created by an egregious coding bug.
A fork bomb process "explodes" by recursive
ly spawning copies of itself using the Unix system call
Eventually it eats all the process table entries and effectively wedges the system.
Fortunately, fork bombs are relatively easy to spot and kill, so creating one deliberately seldom accomplishes more than to bring the just wrath of the gods down upon the perpetrator.
See also logic bomb