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Re: cron + ldap = disaster?

Not exactly related, but I had very similar nasties on freebsd 5 with
nss_ldap recently. See


(basically make sure you're using the latest nss_ldap)

On 16/09/05, Natxo Asenjo <natxo.asenjo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>  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:
>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=9405
>  Unfortunately I am not a coder :(. It would be sad though if people would
> stop using debian in a company environenment because of this poblem.
>  Ok, that was it.
>  regards,
>  J.I. Asenjo 

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