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Cron runs out of control

Hi all,

I've got a Debian sarge machine, and while I've gone through and removed
pretty much everything from :


if I give cron even a single small job to run, it goes crazy and chews
up all the CPU cycles (and also doesn't respond to being stopped via the
init script - I have to kill it to get rid of it).

I've tried attaching strace to cron, but nothing useful came of it.

Has anyone seen this behaviour before ?


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