Odd message from cron daemon

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Sun Feb 27 20:22:46 GMT 2005

Roland Smith writes:

> Could it be that the cron output is mailed to someone else on the
> production machine?

I checked my aliases and stuff and sent some test messages to operator,
and they get through okay.  Apparently it's not happening on my
production box, only on the test box.

> It works OK on my 5.3 box, though. My system has revision 1.2 of
> /usr/libexec/save-entropy, and it is 3073 bytes. Yours should be the
> same, since the revision dates to Januari 2001.

Yes, that's what I have as well, on both machines.

> Is there any difference between /usr/libexec/save-entropy and
> /usr/src/libexec/save-entropy/save-entropy.sh ? They should be
> identical.

They are the same on my machines.

> Hmmm, disk or filesystem trouble maybe? I guess that would show in the
> logfile. Maybe an fsck on /usr in single user mode helps?

I have tons of SCSI errors on the test machine, for reasons unknown.  I
don't know if data is actually being lost or not.

But even if that were the case, wouldn't I see the corruption in the
save-entropy file?


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