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Re: systemd+anacron breaks cron jobs




> On Mon, 03 Dec 2018, Kamil Jońca wrote:
>> >> Dec 03 00:23:54 alfa systemd[1]: anacron.service: State 'stop-sigterm' timed out. Killing.
>> > See, someone or some script told systemd to stop anacron (or maybe to
>> > stop-and-start/restart it).  THIS is causing the undesired behavior.
>> 
>> Dec 03 00:22:24 alfa systemd[1]: Stopping Run anacron jobs...
>> Dec 03 00:22:24 alfa anacron[8919]: Received SIGUSR1
>> Dec 03 00:23:54 alfa systemd[1]: anacron.service: State 'stop-sigterm' timed out. Killing.
> 
> Looks like something asked systemd to send sigusr1 to anacron, which is
> "clean exit" for anacron.  Since the anacron package told systemd to use
> "killmode mixed", it waits for a while, then proceeds to SIGKILL
> everything in the group because they took too long to die.
> 
> It is a bug, but on anacron, not systemd.  systemd is doing exactly what
> it was (mis)configured to do by the anacron package.
> 
> And something *is* asking anacron to restart or to stop.  Look at your
> log rotation scripts (and also anacron's).

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=864213#25
If you drop /lib/udev/rules.d/60-anacron.rules my bet is that the
problem is gone.
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