Subject: Re: syntax ideas solicited
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/25/2001 20:36:53
> that also needlessly extends the "foul" syntax.  otoh, stuffing an
> environment variable is easy enough, and already supported.  hmm...i
> suppose that job_runqueue() could be changed check that a job was
> being actually started within $WITHIN seconds of its scheduled start
> time.  picky people could set $WITHIN to 5, generous people could set
> it to 7200 (or 2h, or whatever) and the default would be 0 (meaning
> "who cares").  that seems easy enough.

...assuming a single setting (a single environment variable) is right
for all the cronjobs.

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