Limiting resources in cron jobs

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Wed May 20 14:53:17 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 20 May 2009 16:18:28 Kirk Strauser wrote:
> On May 20, 2009, at 7:00 AM, Mel Flynn wrote:
> > Check with top what the CPU time is, it's not the same as the wall
> > clock.
> Give me *some* credit. :-)

Sorry, haven't you heard? Financial crisis ;)
Are you sure cron respects login.conf? I don't see it mentioned in the man 
page. Have you tried modifying the offending crontab to run using limits(1) 

AFAIK, cron doesn't use login(1) or underlying infrastructure, yet it uses 

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