[linux-elitists] A better cron: large production environments

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Fri May 7 18:20:10 PDT 2010


On Fri 07 May 2010 at 05:09:22 PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
>I'm kicking ideas around for a better cron system (or framework for the
>existing system) which might help address some of the shortcomings of
>cron as are being experienced now, particularly in notification and
>messaging.

mon will cover most if not all of your goals. 
https://mon.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page

using it as a cron replacement has come up before,
that application is not supported, it's optimized
as a service monitor, but as long as you write your
jobs as tests, you should be good to go.

George


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