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Old 09-15-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Crontab Issue

Hello LQ members,

while in the process of trying to find out why my hda was being accessed every 10 min., I discovered the following in my /var/log/cron (root) CMD (/usr/lib/sa/sa1 1 1) There is nothing in my crontab that starts this. How is it being initiated?

Sep 15 21:40:01 euclid crond[30919]: (root) CMD (/usr/lib/sa/sa1 1 1

Do need your help...
Old 09-15-2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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I finally found the solution to the problem.

1) rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/lib/sa/sa1

this showed me that the sysstat package was requesting this (see my LAuS errors above).

2) in /etc/cron.d I have a script "sysst" :

[root@winnie cron.d]# cat sysstat
# run system activity accounting tool every 10 minutes
*/10 * * * * root /usr/lib/sa/sa1 1 1
# generate a daily summary of process accounting at 23:53
53 23 * * * root /usr/lib/sa/sa2 -A

I just commented out the second line - all set.

Thanks ALL
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