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Re: Strange System Use

Am Montag, 1. Oktober 2001 14:22 schrieb Giles Constant:
> 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 :-)

On the other hand: If you have a desktop system that is not powered on
24 hours a day (remember we're talking KDE here, i.e. desktop systems),
and you have installed anacron for the sake of good housekeeping (until
I installed anacron, files in my /var/log were just growing), the 
crontab.daily stuff will hit you a couple of minutes after you switch on
your system for the first time in 24 hours (or something like that).

So, handling expensive cron jobs on desktop systems is not that easy...
Wolfgang Ratzka

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