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Re: Bug#302309: ITP: bcron -- Bruce's cron system

On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 11:45:24AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Thursday 14 April 2005 20:05, Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org> wrote:
> > While I think that user specific services are useful, I don't think cron
> > is the right place for that.  The init system should support user-owned
> > services and an interface for the user to manage them.  I personally use
> > the runit programs for that, see also
> So you are suggesting that we should have a second system that has a 
> SETUID/SETGID program to allow users to configure their jobs and a job 
> execution program that runs jobs in the background, sends email to users, 
> etc.

No, not at all, don't know why you think so.  Both, bcron and runit,
have a concept of privilege separation by design, neither uses setuid or
setgid programs.  cron handles scheduled jobs, init handles uptime

> Why re-write cron when cron only needs a minor change?

I'm afraid I again can't follow your thinking.  Anyway, upstream
documented the reasons for implementing bcron

Regards, Gerrit.

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