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Re: [SLE] 9.3 cron.daily run time
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 15:53:23 -0400
  • Message-id: <1115495603.5683.27.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, 2005-05-07 at 21:45 +0200, Anders Johansson wrote:
> On Saturday 07 May 2005 21:40, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > The point was not to give offense, but clearly the fixed-scheduling
> > scheme _is_ broken and _does not_ work well for any installation that's
> > not running on a continuous basis, and that's a lot of systems.
> But the system was never completely fixed time. It was always set up to run on
> the first opportunity after a reboot if the system wasn't up in the middle of
> the night.
> The present system is broken though, since if the scripts are run at noon they
> will continue to get run at noon. This is not a good idea.
Precisely my point, there has to be some sort of check against the
system clock whether it is set correctly or not. If a job is meant to be
run normally at 0000 and runs at 0800 when the system is booted it will
always run at 0800, even on a system that crashed at 2340 and was booted
at 0800 even though it normally runs 24/7. Not good for backups meant to
run during the night.

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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