CRON and growing number of sleeping processes
Since I did an online update from my SuSE 8.1 under Linux on a pentium
II, a week ago, cron seems to behave differenty. For a job I entered
in /etc/crontab and the commands present in this shell script, these
processes stay in the process table as sleeping processes. After a few
days this grows to > 1600 processes. The system then runs out of
memory and doesn't accept any commands. All of these processes created
via this cron job are sleeping and I need to do a reboot. Before this
update (got a new version of the kernel, now 2.4.19) the system had an
uptime of 181 days. Does anyone know the cause of this behaviour and
how I can solve it?
Re: CRON and growing number of sleeping processes
"Fred" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> For a job I entered
> in /etc/crontab and the commands present in this shell script, these
> processes stay in the process table as sleeping processes. After a few
> days this grows to > 1600 processes.
> Does anyone know the cause of this behaviour and
> how I can solve it?[/color]
Are we supposed to guess at the content of your cron script?
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