[CentOS] Bullet proof cron job???

Ted Miller tmiller at broadcast.net
Fri Sep 22 03:14:26 UTC 2006

I have a cron job that runs once a day.  There are times when it runs that 
it disrupts other things on the computer, so I want to kill it.  Under 
Mandriva I had no problems killing the process, and that was the end of 
that.  Under Centos I cannot kill it with a sig 15 or a sig 9.  Tonight the 
process would have trashed hours of work, so after spending two minutes as 
root trying to kill the process, I ended up killing the entire tree, 
including crond.  Linux is supposed to allow CONTROL of things like this 
without rebooting, etc, so why can't I kill the process without killing crond?

Ted Miller

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