Really Slow Cron Job

Dave Tweten tweten at
Fri Apr 25 17:10:37 PDT 2003

As a quick refresher, a shell script that runs for a few hours doing 
backups and STABLE cvsups and builds, runs for days when started by cron 
on my ThinkPad X21 which is plugged in and running overnight.  Bracketing 
the script with "apm -e false" and "apm -e true" doesn't change that fact.

Changing the BIOS settings from maximum performance when plugged in and 
maximum battery life when unplugged to "custom" when plugged in (defined 
in part to mean fixed high cpu speed) didn't help when I tried it last 

Any other suggestions?
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