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Re: Strange System Use

On Mon, 1 Oct 2001, Danie Roux wrote:

> I moved it to 6:25, since it's rather frustrating if updatedb begins to
> run while I'm compiling!

I do like the way that all crontab writers just go "better set it off at
midnight then" under the assumption that nothing else is going to be
running at the time, so on the dot of midnight there's suddenly this
flurry of activity that sparks off which carries on 5 times longer than it
should due to all the CPU/disk contention from simultaneous
backup/logrotation/indexing/remounting/etc :-)

Giles Constant, Systems Programmer
Hyperlink Interactive

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