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Re: Bug#5268: cron dies nightly

On 5 Nov 1996, Guy Maor wrote:

> "Brian C. White" <bcwhite@verisim.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
libc5 5.4.7.

i don't know what exactly fixed it, but i did:

ldconfig -v
/etc/init.d/cron stop
/etc/init.d/cron start

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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