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Bug 114307 - 100's of cronds running, all stuck in either "do_for" or "coredu" state
100's of cronds running, all stuck in either "do_for" or "coredu" state
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2004-01-26 10:07 EST by David Alden
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-04 17:06:46 EDT
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Description David Alden 2004-01-26 10:07:34 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
2 months.

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How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Additional info:
Comment 1 Slava Kulik 2004-02-21 04:38:38 EST
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.
Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2004-08-04 17:06:46 EDT
never reoccurred with vixie-cron-4.1-+. Closing bug - unreproducible.

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