misc/58557: Summer/Winter-time change causes daily cron to be run
wollman at khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu
Sun Oct 26 10:00:36 PST 2003
The following reply was made to PR misc/58557; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Garrett Wollman <wollman at khavrinen.lcs.mit.edu>
To: Linus Sjoberg <lsjoberg at aland.net>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: misc/58557: Summer/Winter-time change causes daily cron to be run
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2003 12:58:28 -0500 (EST)
<<On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 12:39:06 +0200 (EET), Linus Sjoberg <lsjoberg at aland.net> said:
> When the timezone automagically changes from EEST to EET the periodical
> daily scripts get run twice. This results in receiving 2 copies of all
> email reports, and all other utility scripts getting run twice.
We have tried to find a happy medium. There is, unfortunately, no
hour of the night which does not suffer from this problem somewhere in
the world. We have tried to err on the side of caution (making sure
that periodic scripts run *at least* once) rather than allowing them
to possibly fail to run in some jurisdictions.
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