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Re: cron and hibernate

On Tue, Oct 14, 2003 at 04:03:56PM -0230, Paul Y. Peng wrote:
> I have two problems with cron:
> 1. Where can I get cron.README? I found several places where this file is
>    referred to. But I can't find it in my installation of cygwin. Running
>    setup.exe shows that I have all files in Admin and Doc installed on my
>    PC. I thought this file may be important for me to use cron properly.


> 2. Currently I just go to /usr/sbin/ and run cron directly. It works until
>    after the PC is restored from the hibernate state. Both Windows task
>    manager and bash+ps show that cron is a running process. But it just
>    does not respond to the job in crontab. Does anybody have experience of
>    this problem to share?

Yes, this is an internal problem of Vixie cron, not related to Cygwin.
AFAIK.  The same can happen on any system when e. g. the system clock is
too fast and it doesn't get corrected for a while.  If you then correct
the setting, cron might suddenly refuse to start any process.  Restarting
cron is the only option I know of.  I heard also about the same problem
when hibernating a laptop under Linux.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Developer                      
Red Hat, Inc.

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