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Id RHEA-2013:0031-01
Name Red Hat 2013:0031-01 RHEA crontabs enhancement update for RHEL 5 x86
Vendor Name red_hat
Product None
Content Type Recommended Recommended
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Operating System(s) Linux 
Released On 07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

RHEA-2013:0031-01

Red Hat 2013:0031-01 RHEA crontabs enhancement update for RHEL 5 x86

Vendor Name

red_hat

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None

Released On

07 Jan 2013 12:00:00

Url

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2013-0031.html

Description

LSAC(v2)
The crontabs package contains root crontab files and directories. Crontab files are used to schedule jobs to be executed by the cron daemon, such as cronie. Crontabs handles a basic system function so it should be installed on your system. This update adds the following enhancement: * The cron daemon had no mechanism to manage cron job rescheduling in a shared environment selectively. Therefore, when a large number of hosts attempted to execute their jobs at the same time, a network or server running the jobs could become overloaded. This update modifies the run-parts script to provide cron job randomization. When cron job randomization is enabled and configured, and a cron job fails to be executed at the scheduled time, cron retries to execute jobs after a random interval. The network and server overloading due to too many simultaneous cron jobs can no longer occur. (BZ#532157) All users of crontabs are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which adds this enhancement.

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