Will cron runnnnig as a service cause the server to lock up?
Pierre A. Humblet
Thu Aug 26 17:36:00 GMT 2010
----- Original Message -----
From: "Blaine Miller"
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:59
| I'm running cron as a service. Twice this week this server has died and
| needed cold rebooting to get the system back.
| Questions - First, will cron as a service on a Windows 2003 R2, standard
| system cause this sort of behavior?
This has never been reported, as far as I know.
You run cron as yourself, if I remember correctly. This avoids various setuid
issues. Except for that, cron is a plain vanilla program.
| Second, if it does, how do I run cron to keep it from
| doing this?
| A snippet of the errors I'm getting are:
| cron: unknown option -- D
| usage: /usr/sbin/cron [-n] [-x [ext,sch,proc,pars,load,misc,test,bit]]
Where does the -D come from?
That used to be an option in cron 3. It is now replaced by -n
Without -n, cron will not remain under the control of cygrunsrv.
| My crontable is:
| $ crontab -l
| # DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE - edit the master and reinstall.
| # (/tmp/crontab.yRr11boUdm installed on Thu Aug 19 14:17:23 2010)
| # (Cron version V5.0 -- $Id: crontab.c,v 1.12 2004/01/23 18:56:42 vixie
| Exp $)
| 00 05 * * * /cygdrive/c/scripts/xfer_vvm_mysql.sh
| 00 05 * * * /cygdrive/c/scripts/xfer_vvm_ora.sh
| 00 05 * * * /cygdrive/c/scripts/xfer_nab_vnnab.sh
| 00 10 * * * /cygdrive/c/scripts/xfer_nab_csnab.sh
| 00 06 * * * /cygdrive/c/scripts/xfer_dellsrv20.sh
| 00 06 * * * /cygdrive/c/scripts/xfer_directory.sh
| 00 06 * * * /cygdrive/c/scripts/xfer_perforce.sh
| 00 06 * * 2 /cygdrive/c/scripts/xfer_fileserv.sh
| As you can see, I'm not passing any paramets to the cron daemon...
Remember that PATH may not be the same under cron as under
interactive bash. So "find" and other tools may use a Windows version.
But that doesn't explain a crash.
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