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Old 01-21-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Cronjob stops working after a while


Hello,

I wish to create crontab files for users on my system.
So far so good, created the file, /var/spool/cron/crontabs/<user> and in that file:

*/1 * * * * date >> /tmp/test

so that every minute the date is written in the /tmp/test.

It runs for about one hour (different everytime) and then it stopped.
When i edit the crontab file, so that the crontab.update is created, it runs again, but stops after a while.

Any idea?
If i enter it in the root's crontab file, it works perfect, but in the usersfile it doesn't

I can't see anything wrong with strace'ing the process.
Running slackware 10.2.0 with kernel 2.4.31, but every other box with different versions create the same problem

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-21-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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Any errors dumped by cron in the mail to the $LOGNAME running this crontab?
 
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Also nothing in the logs (even set loglevel to 8)
 
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I wish to create crontab files for users on my system.
So far so good, created the file, /var/spool/cron/crontabs/<user>

What happens if you install the cronjob the right way by doing "crontab -u $USERNAME -e" or "crontab -e" as the target user?. Are there any security-related hourly cronjobs running? Do all other cronjobs run fine? Does the interval make a difference (say /2 or /10)? And if using a script instead of a commandline?, like
[code]
#!/bin/sh --
/bin/date >> /tmp/test
exit 0
[code]
and cronjob that? Anything logged if you run with even more verbosity?
 
Old 01-23-2007, 12:53 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by unSpawn
I wish to create crontab files for users on my system.
So far so good, created the file, /var/spool/cron/crontabs/<user>

What happens if you install the cronjob the right way by doing "crontab -u $USERNAME -e" or "crontab -e" as the target user?. Are there any security-related hourly cronjobs running? Do all other cronjobs run fine? Does the interval make a difference (say /2 or /10)? And if using a script instead of a commandline?, like
[code]
#!/bin/sh --
/bin/date >> /tmp/test
exit 0
[code]
and cronjob that? Anything logged if you run with even more verbosity?
I've given up hope.
Customers needed the cronjobs.

installed other cron daemon and that daemon is working perfect now.
I'll look at this problem later.

Thanks.
 
  


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