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crond sometimes launches a child process?

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I monitor number of crond processes on my machines. On one of them I have 2 crond processes for a short period of time (few minutes) everyday. It is at the same time when one jobs starts to run - a sphinx indexer.

What are the possible causes of crond running a child crond process?

posted Sep 16, 2013 by Seema Siddique

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cron fork()s child processes to invoke the actual jobs under; this is normal behavior.

answer Sep 16, 2013 by Sanketi Garg
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