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Re: non-stop disk activity



Vladimir G. Ivanovic wrote:

Not all Unix systems have a file access monitor, so if cron is to have a
single implementation across Unices, then it won't be able to use fam.

But there is no reason why cron needs to have a single implementation across Unices. Less-featured Unixes can use polling, as before.
One should be able to use autoconf to check for FAM.


The real problem is that (vixie-) cron version 3 is from 1994, and
has only gotten the minimum security fixes since then.  There is a
project "GNU cron" to write a replacement, but doesn't seem to have
had any activity for about 2 years.
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