Bug 5327 - Problem with vixie-cron-3.0.1-36.4.2.i386.rpm
Problem with vixie-cron-3.0.1-36.4.2.i386.rpm
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vixie-cron (Show other bugs)
4.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Reported: 1999-09-23 11:16 EDT by kevin
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-10 18:00:58 EDT
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Description kevin 1999-09-23 11:16:12 EDT
I installed this rpm upgrade on my 4.2 box, and restarted
the crond daemon.  Soon afterwards, zombie crond processes
began appearing, roughly 1 per minute:

root       724  0.0  1.3   896   408  ?  S    11:02   0:00
crond
root       733  0.0  0.0     0     0  ?  Z    11:04   0:00
(crond <zombie>)
root       734  0.0  0.0     0     0  ?  Z    11:04   0:00
(crond <zombie>)
root       832  0.0  0.0     0     0  ?  Z    11:05   0:00
(crond <zombie>)

Eventually, the number of processes increases to the point
where no more processes can be started, and the system
becomes unusable.

I regressed to the version of vixie-cron that shipped
with the system and things are fine now.  I have
repeated this bug several times on this box.  It is
running kernel 2.0.36, and I have kept up with all pertinent
RH upgrades from the errata page.

Thanks for investigating this,

Kevin Tyle
MESO, Inc.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-23 11:29:59 EDT
Grab the errata errata. :)
vixie-cron-3.0.1-37.4.2.i386.rpm...

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