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Re: cron + ldap = disaster?



>>>>> "Smith" == Brian Smith <happyface@cygnus.com> writes:

    Smith> Natxo Asenjo 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.

    Smith> We use openldap with libnss-ldap and pam-ldap and do not
    Smith> have this problem with cron jobs, servers are running woody
    Smith> and sarge without problems.  If you are on woody still,
    Smith> check out the openldap and libnss from backports.org.

I'm not sure whether this is related but here's my contribution :)

I've experienced at-process explosions when /var partition was
accidentally filled (because of stupid apache log
configuration). Presumambly atd doesn't like to not being able to
write to /var -partition. Are You sure there's nothing fishy going on
with Your /var/spool/cron?

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