[linux-elitists] A better cron: large production environments
Karsten M. Self
karsten at linuxmafia.com
Sat May 8 13:20:04 PDT 2010
on Fri, May 07, 2010 at 11:32:20PM -0700, George Georgalis (george at galis.org) wrote:
> 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...
Good point. Lockfiles. We're having a little issue with this ATM.
Doesn't particularly help that swap is limited to 128KB. Yeah,
kilobytes. We burn through that real quick.
> >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.
Need to look at mon to see how it's doing that, but sounds like a good
foundation or model of rthe monitoring componenet. We're aready using
Nagios, so I'm leaning that way.
Karsten M. Self <karsten at linuxmafia.com> http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten
What part of "gestalt" don't you understand?
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