On Thu, 24 Feb 2005 16:36:52 +0000
Gareth Eason <bigbro at skynet.ie> wrote:
> Niall O Broin wrote:
> > A monthly crontab entry to reboot ?
>> Aaaaaand this month's Sledge-hammer-to-crack-a-nut award goes
> to.... ;-)
Obviously you need to run the crontab daily to check to see if it is the start
of the month and then reboot. Probably a lot more efficient if you ran it
every 5 minutes though - so you wouldn't miss the start of the month by
Although come to think of it - that's not the most efficient way possible,
you really should write your own little daemon to sit in the background
and schedule the reload. You should make sure that you have two of them
to ensure that if one crashes that you don't miss the update.
I remember being told once that "the unix machines need to be
rebooted about once a month in order to clean out the memory, and
that it was a lot more efficient that way".
Also - as it's Niall, I think he was taking the mickey suggesting a cron'd reboot.
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