Subject: Re: bin/10775: cron exits on stat failure
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Kimmo Suominen <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/07/2000 21:04:46
My bet is ENOENT -- and some kind of a vfs problem.  Which will stop
my ability of fixing it right there, I'm afraid...

The cron failures on my system happen maybe once every 3-4 months, so
it may take a while before I have anything to go on.

+ Kim

| From:    Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
| Date:    Tue, 08 Aug 2000 10:53:19 +1000
|     Date:        Mon, 07 Aug 2000 20:30:00 -0400
|     From:        Kimmo Suominen <>
|     Message-ID:  <>
|   | Do you remember what the error (from errno) usually was?
| It was always the same, that I remember, but I'm afraid the system with
| the doctored cron was upgraded, and no longer runs that cron (the problem
| had stopped happenening anyway).   But it was one of the basic ordinary
| errors, ENOENT, or EACCESS or something - not one (like EMFILE, ENFILE...)
| which would have given a clue to something else to go looking for.
| The error simply made no sense at all.
| I guess I should reinvent that code and stick it in the system where
| cron does still die from time to time.
| kre