Multiple "/usr/sbin/freebsd-update cron" processes

Colin Percival cperciva at
Wed Apr 30 05:11:55 UTC 2014

On 04/29/14 20:34, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> I wonder why the "/usr/sbin/freebsd-update cron" process sometimes
> runs in several copies (possibly corrupting the database).
> It's started from cron at 6am every day, why should it multiply like
> that?

The only thing I can think of is if some of those are running inside jails.

Colin Percival
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