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Old 02-11-2013
Running processes

Hi guys is it normal to have 5-10 cron/syslog processes running... in my case i got 10 cron process running.
# 2  
Old 02-11-2013
Yes, cron runs all the demands of all the users. Syslog, not sure, may fork for each file it writes and for forwarding to remote hosts.
# 3  
Old 02-12-2013
thanks for the reply... so meaning if i have 5 users who runs a cronjob at the same time i 5 cron processes will also run?
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Old 02-12-2013
If the user does not & the cron proc and its sh that runs cron line cmd field is still on the hook. Proceses are cheap. If it spits out any stdout/stderrr, someone has to mail it to you.
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Old 04-11-2013
you can also check /var/log/cron to check what exactly is running, in regular idling only 1 crond process should be

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