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Re: Bug#5268: cron dies nightly

Are you guys by any chance using NIS? I had cron dying because the
NIS Server could not keep up. (Exhaustive NIS searches)

Is there any relation to the death of your pppd that you reported Joey?

On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Joey Hess wrote:

joey >> Our machines here seem to be having troubles with cron stopping during the
joey >> wee hours of the morning.
joey >> 
joey >> Unfortunately, we have been unable to pin down the cause.  Apparently,
joey >> something is sending it a "sigsuspend".  Here is the line from "ps -axl":
joey >> 
joey >> 140  0  220  1  0  0  844  120  sigsuspend  S  ?  1.28s  /usr/sbin/cron
joey >> 
joey >> I have been unable to find any information in the log files about this.
joey >> Can anybody else provide some more information or tell me where to look?
joey >
joey >Hmm. I've been having problems with cron as well, but I haven't tried a 
joey >ps -axl, so I don't know if we're having the same problem.
joey >
joey >Is cron just not running cronjobs anymore? That's what's been happening
joey >to me. 
joey >
joey >I noticed that after my cron stops working, if I edit a user's crontab,
joey >cron dies a minute later. Does this happen to you?

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