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Re: Creating a randomized cron entry

On Thu, Dec 15, 2005 at 09:05:03AM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> What is the recommended way to achieve this?  Include a script, to be

Not a recommended way, but what about creating an entry which is
executed every minute and contains a "toss a coin" like function with a
probability of 1 / (number of minutes in a day) probability of success?

Of course you should have persistency of the seed used by that function
and you may choose a coarser granularity than 1 minute.

Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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