Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114307
100's of cronds running, all stuck in either "do_for" or "coredu" state
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
Load on this system jumped from an average of 0.2 to over 455. A
ps shows 456 crond programs running. It seems to be pairs of crond's
(a parent and a child) -- the parent is in "do_for" state and the
child is in "coredu". Note that I have 7 machines (3 that are
100% identitical to this one) running FC1, none of the others have
exhibited this symptom. A reboot fixed the problem. It's only
occurred once even though this machine has been running FC1 for over
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I see the same problem. I installed Fedora Core 1 on 5 machines, 4 of
them had this problem. All soon after being installed. After
rebooting, it never came back. but I'm running it for only 3 weeks, so
it might happen again. I'm using LDAP to manage user names and groups.
It might something to do with that. I don't know.
never reoccurred with vixie-cron-4.1-+. Closing bug - unreproducible.