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Re: multiple job instances with cron (was: New virtual package: cron-daemon)

On 06-Jun-04, 08:33 (CDT), Bernd Eckenfels <lists@lina.inka.de> wrote: 
> In respect to that, does anybody know, why the default behaviour of crons is
> to start multiple instances of the same job, if the execution times overlap.
> Is this intentional or only because it makes book keeping simpler?

Mostly bookkeeping. "Intentional" in the sense that code is not
structured in a way that would allow easy retrofitting of such a
feature, i.e. there was no consideration of such a feature when the code
was written.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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