Bug 170802 - cronjobs start too early
cronjobs start too early
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
3.0
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jason Vas Dias
Brock Organ
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Depends On: 106578
Blocks: 161600
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Reported: 2005-10-14 12:07 EDT by Jason Vas Dias
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005:0117
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Last Closed: 2006-05-01 13:56:34 EDT
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Description Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 12:07:46 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #106578 +++

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Description of problem:
sometimes cronjobs start earlier then configured in crontab.
Example:

* * * * *  date +'\%s.\%N' >> /tmp/date-2.log ;date >> /tmp/date-2.log

Wed Oct  8 12:21:00 CEST 2003
1065608519.783610000
Wed Oct  8 12:21:59 CEST 2003
1065608580.791188000

the smallest intervall is 58.1968970298767

this problem is very dangerous for example logrotating at 00:00:00 with a date
in file name

You can also find some entries in cron log from cron.hourly with HH:00:59
(should be > HH:01:00)

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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.crontab -e: * * * * *  date +'\%s.\%N' >> /tmp/date-2.log
2.cat date-2.log |sort -nr|perl -ne '$NEW=$_;chop $NEW ;print "$NEW - $LAST:\t";
print $NEW - $LAST ."\n" ;$LAST=$NEW ;'
3. or: grep cron.hourly /etc/crontab; grep ":00:59" /var/log/cron*
    

Additional info:

-- Additional comment from matt@braithwaite.net on 2004-02-10 19:00 EST --
I have this problem too, on RedHat 7.3, with vixie-cron-3.0.1-64.

-- Additional comment from jvdias@redhat.com on 2004-08-04 19:19 EST --
Fixed in vixie-cron-4.1-+ (latest version 4.1-7).
Comment 1 Jason Vas Dias 2005-10-14 12:08:47 EDT
This bug is fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-8_EL3, available from:
  http://people.redhat.com/~jvdias/cron/RHEL-3
and should be considered for inclusion in RHEL-3-U7 .
Comment 3 Jason Vas Dias 2006-05-01 13:56:34 EDT
Fixed with vixie-cron-4.1-10.EL3, currently in RHEL-3-U7 with errata
RHSA-2005:0117.

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