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Re: [opensuse-factory] why is tumbleweed still using cron?
On Monday 27 February 2017, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:
On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 11:09 AM, Carlos E. R.

<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Indeed! If the current system works, why change it?

It works until you get a runaway job. which cron is unable to
track..even if you stop the cron wont stop the processes
it forked.

That's exactly like wanted. cron's purpos is to _start_ jobs but not
stop them.

Why on earth should it kill my programs just because crond is stopped or
restarted? It would be as stupid as a shell always killing all childs
on exit. Processes may get SIGHUP and do whatever they want with it.

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