[Systems] [Systems-logs] treehouse.sugarlabs.org: Munin alert

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Sat Oct 16 13:21:11 EDT 2010

On Sat, 2010-10-16 at 12:31 +0200, Sascha Silbe wrote:
> Excerpts from Bernie Innocenti's message of Sat Oct 16 12:24:36 +0200 2010:
> > This is easily explained: the daily cron jobs are all running at the
> > same time!
> > 
> > I manually moved a few of them to different times, to see if the
> > situation improves. How do large virtual hosting shop usually solve this
> > problem?
> Probably by randomising the start times. ISTR that Gentoo did that by
> default (during package installation of cron I think).

I enabled anacron, which offers some level of uncertainty, but it's not
truly an effective randomization method, at least on debianesque

The anacron version shipped by Fedora seems to be a fork with more
options for this purpose: START_HOURS_RANGE and RANDOM_DELAY.

   // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
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