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Re: [opensuse-factory] why is tumbleweed still using cron?
  • From: nicholas <ndcunliffe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:20:42 +0100
  • Message-id: <1918001.NLQ49Abqkc@asus>
On Sunday, 26 February 2017 13:11:42 CET Thorsten Kukuk wrote:
On Sun, Feb 26, nicholas wrote:
it seems we have 2 systems for default timed events - systemd and cron -
why? - 2 systems is 2X things to learn, 2X things to monitor, 2X things
to go wrong - systemd has a (very) nice interface/overview "systemctl
list-timers --all"
And a lot of limitations and bad behavior compared to cron.


- from limited experience cron bugs/problems can be quite opaque
so why is everything not moved to systemd?

Because systemd timer problems are much worse?

Thorsten
(to both points): evidence/examples/references? arch wiki gives overwhelming
advantages for systemd timers.

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