Re: Bug#5268: cron dies nightly
On 5 Nov 1996, Guy Maor wrote:
> "Brian C. White" <email@example.com> writes:
> > Well, it turns out that even a working cron is marked as "sigsuspend".
> Yes, that's how cron works. It wakes up every 60 seconds to see if
> any files have been edited. If so, it sorts the jobs to figure out
> the least one and counts minutes till then.
> > Yup. It has totally stopped. I tried adding to my crontab file and none
> > of the commands got run until I stopped and restarted cron.
> Check the permissions of crontab - should 4755.
> Do an strace on cron while you're running crontab. See if it reads
> the file in on the next minute.
i had the same problem on my system. i think it was caused by upgrading to
i don't know what exactly fixed it, but i did:
and cron started working again.
my guess is that it failed because the running cron was still
dynamically linked to the old libc5. kill and restart fixed it.
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