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Re: PROPOSAL to serialize cron.{daily,weekly,monthly}

On Sun, 05 Sep 2004 20:10:07 +0200, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 05, 2004 at 06:54:34PM +0100, Carlos Sousa wrote:
>> On Sun, 5 Sep 2004 10:47:35 -0500 Steve Greenland wrote:
>> > [...]
>> > (... If the general consensus is that
>> > chaining the daily->weekly->monthly jobs is a good idea, I'll happily
>> > make the changes in the cron package.)
>> I would say this serialization is a good idea and worth the effort, on the
>> basis of system load and machine stress considerations alone.
> The opposite is true on hardware capable of true parallel
> operation. So once again that appears to be a matter for local
> configuration.

There remains the question of what the default should be.

Would serialized execution be significantly better for the vast
majority of systems out there?  If so then it might be worth
implementing the idea.

Thomas Hood

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