Abort rap from cron

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Sat May 28 14:31:47 PDT 2005

On Sat, May 28, 2005 at 10:54:16PM +0200, K?vesd?n G?bor wrote:
> It is a single processor system. Those cron scripts are to verify 
> whether my processes are run. So, there isn't such simultaneous runs. 
> They are small scripts, that send a SIGCHLD to the processes they are 
> responsible for, and if they don't find the processes running, they 
> restarts them. I've been surprised because this hadn't happened before I 
> upgraded to 5.3-p13. Not only my scripts caused this, even the atrun, 
> which is a default entry in the stock /etc/crontab.

OK, some binary is probably calling abort() explicitly then.  You
should have a record in your syslog.

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