cron ldap problem
I have successfully deployed a single sign on solution with openldap,
it works great. But, there is a little problem with cron. Everytime one
of the users' or system's crontab changes, cron stops working. The
number of cron processes skyrockets (within minutes you see it going
from 1 to hundreds) and the overall response of the server is badly hit.
I have a solution, which works but it is not really convenient. First I check the number of cron processes:
# pgrep cron
if that is lower than 3/4 (which could happen if several cron jobs run
at the same time for different users) I do nothing. Otherwise,
# killall cron
# /etc/init.d/cron start
# /etc/init.d/slapd restart
and all is fine until someone changes his/her crontab.
I found in google that red hat had this issue too in 2000, but it is fixed a long time ago:
Unfortunately I am not a coder :(. It would be sad though if people
would stop using debian in a company environenment because of this
Ok, that was it.