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

George Georgalis george at galis.org
Fri May 7 23:32:20 PDT 2010

On Fri 07 May 2010 at 07:57:22 PM -0700, Karsten M. Self wrote:
>That wrapper itself would be what cron would invoke, the wrapper would
>run the actual job (and handle the notifications/logging) independently
>of cron.

Don't forget it needs to bail if the last invocation didn't finish...

>This makes migrating numerous legacy scripts fairly transperant -- we're
>adding one layer of infrastructure, but it's pretty light.

Seems a lot more bang for the buck to make wrappers for legacy
scripts so they behave like logging tests that fit into the mon
invocation / alert schema. IMHO.

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