recently started crashing 4 am

John Summerfield debian at
Tue Nov 27 07:48:56 UTC 2007

Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 21:37 -0800, Tod Merley wrote:
>> On Nov 26, 2007 5:55 PM, Mail List <lists at> wrote:
>>>     Anyone know what be causing what appears to be something in cron (4 am or
>>> so) freezing the machine 
>>>        Now it is freezing around 4 am .. any ideas what may be causing this ?
>>> Its been a happy F7 machine for a long time prior to this ?
>> 1. As Ed has suggested, check out the jobs in cron.
> 4am is the point time the standard cron-jobs (makewhatis, updatedb etc)
> are being launched. So it's very likely it might be related to them.

In past years, updatedb has caused me grief. Didn't finish. By the time 
I found out, several were running and loadaverage was 14+

Not good, on a 128 mb PII.



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