Bug 45304 - crond executing twice with two seconds interval
Summary: crond executing twice with two seconds interval
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 29868
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vixie-cron
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-21 10:05 UTC by Ola Thoresen
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-08-05 04:41:03 UTC

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Description Ola Thoresen 2001-06-21 10:05:10 UTC
Description of Problem:

Under some conditions crond is executing twice in a few seconds.
This seems to be the same bug as reported in
(from feb. 1990! =;-)

The bug was probably introduced between 
vixie-cron-3.0.1-56 and 

We have several servers running both versions, and the bug is only present on the ones with -61.

A sample from the logfiles shows
Jun 21 08:09:59 intentia CROND[31492]: (root) CMD (   /sbin/rmmod -as) 
Jun 21 08:09:59 intentia CROND[31494]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/uptime >> /var/log/uptime.log) 
Jun 21 08:10:01 intentia CROND[31503]: (root) CMD (   /sbin/rmmod -as) 
Jun 21 08:10:01 intentia CROND[31505]: (root) CMD (/usr/bin/uptime >> /var/log/uptime.log) 

This happens from time to time, with no aparent reason - one to two times a day.  

It does not seem to be related to either the cpu-load, memoy-usage or other stress of the machines.

Comment 1 Thomas J. Baker 2001-12-06 12:58:30 UTC
I am experiencing this problem as well on a RedHat 7.0 system. On our system, it
seems like cron is timing it's minutes incorrectly. It often runs at HH:MM:00
and HH:MM:59. This is causing us a few problems with some oracle stuff.

Comment 2 Timothy Burt 2001-12-14 16:48:13 UTC
Same here.  Redhat 7.0, patched up to the latest.

Kernel 2.2.19-7.0.10

Here is a syslog snippit:

Dec 14 05:00:59 host111 CROND[12145]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
Dec 14 05:00:59 host111 CROND[12146]: (root) CMD (/root/mirror.rsync 
> /dev/null 2>&1)
Dec 14 05:01:00 host111 CROND[12177]: (root) CMD (run-parts /etc/cron.hourly)
Dec 14 05:01:00 host111 CROND[12178]: (root) CMD (/root/mirror.rsync 
> /dev/null 2>&1)

What gives?  This bug has been open for six months.  Is there a reason why it 
is being ignored?

Comment 3 Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2002-01-10 10:49:53 UTC
I have also ran into this bug - vixie-cron-3.0.1-61, Red Hat 7.0 system.
I have upgraded to -63 (from RH7.2) and we'll se if this gets fixed.


Comment 4 Steve Pettypiece 2002-04-19 20:08:31 UTC
I have this problem as well. Has there been any progress made on resolving this 

Comment 5 Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2002-04-22 07:17:40 UTC
Yes. The upgrade to 3.0.1-63 (from Red Hat Linux 7.2) fixes the problem.

Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2002-08-23 09:56:43 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 29868 ***

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