cron problem

kwhiskerz kwhiskerz kwhiskerz at
Tue Jan 30 19:06:54 UTC 2007

On the weekend an update to cron came out with this new script: /etc/cron.daily/000-delay.cron

What it appears to do is to introduce a random length of delay before cron/anacron run.

What is the point of introducing randomness into a finely tuned system?

When one sets up crontab/anacrontab to go off at precisely a certain time, one expects it to run at the time specified, and not at some random time in the next
68 minutes!

What purpose does this serve?kwhiskerz{
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