Aharonian is an ass, AOL == retards, and crond must die (was Re: [linux-elitists] [ruben@mrbrklyn.com: Microsoft proposing Free Software ban])

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Fri May 4 15:20:22 PDT 2001


begin  Seth David Schoen quotation of Fri, May 04, 2001 at 03:07:19PM -0700:

> atrun has a disadvantage of involving disk access and a fork pretty
> regularly, and also not letting you schedule "up to the minute" if you
> follow the tradition of letting it run every five minutes.  So I think
> the atd probably consumes fewer resources (at least if it gets swapped
> out) and gives more flexibility.

Why not just have at examine all at jobs currently queued, and generate
a crontab entry sufficient to hit them all?

Maybe I'm just fixated on getting all the processes on the system to fit
in one screen in top.

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