Subject: Re: bin/10775: cron exits on stat failure
To: Kimmo Suominen <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/08/2000 10:53:19
    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.