|> The `at' man page says about batch:
|> jobs queued with batch will execute when system load level permits
|> File `/etc/cron.d/queuedefs' reads as
|> Does anyone know how the `system load level' is encoded in these lines?
You could have typed "man queuedefs" which would have explained the
format of this file to you. In this case:
This file specifies that the a queue, for at jobs, can have
up to 4 jobs running simultaneously; those jobs will be run
with a nice value of 1. As no nwait value was given, if a
job cannot be run because too many other jobs are running
cron will wait 60 seconds before trying again to run it.
The b queue, for batch jobs, can have up to 2 jobs running
simultaneously; those jobs will be run with a nice value of
2. If a job cannot be run because too many other jobs are
running, cron will wait 90 seconds before trying again to
Anyway, I think it only goes on the number of jobs running in the specific
queue (i.e. 2 for batch), not the overall system load.