Abort rap from cron

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat May 28 10:49:53 PDT 2005

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 07:10:58PM +0200, K?vesd?n G?bor wrote:
> Hello,
> since I upgraded to 5.3-p15 from 5.3 the cron daemon sometimes send me 
> an e-mail, that contains "Abort trap". Nothing seems to go wrong anyway, 
> but it might be a source of troubles, if my cron scripts can't run normally.
> Do You know anything about this effect?

This can happen on SMP machines if you exec a lot of processes at once
(more than 16 simultaneous execs).  5.4 contains the
vm.exec_map_entries tunable that allows you to increase this number.

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