Solaris: root cron jobs halting

Solaris: root cron jobs halting

Post by vinc.. » Wed, 23 Jun 1999 04:00:00


Can someone please suggest a fix?

I'm stumped.  For some reason, jobs submitted to cron by root are
halted.  That is, the processes stay in memory but don't get any CPU

I've checked the priorities, etc. and all seems find when compared to
another Sun box.  Is there something I've overlooked in tracing this
problem?  Believe me, I've double checked every man page related to
cron, crontab, nice, priocntl, etc.

Your advice will be greatly appreciated...


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