Hi Colin, On 02/03/2008, Colin Brace <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi all, > > I made the mistake of trying to run greyscanner > <http://www.ualberta.ca/~beck/nycbug06/scripts/greyscanner> as a > regular user. Now, everytime it runs (every 30 minutes), there is a > cron error from user "operator" complaining that "you need to be root" > to run /usr/libexec/save-entropy. Moreover, each time this happens, an > instance of greyscanner, belonging to user operator, remains dormant > in memory, which means an additional instance of perl. After a day or > so most of my swap memory is used. up. > > I have tried killing every PID associated with user operator and/or > greyscanner, but like Lazarus the thing keeps rising from the dead > every 30 mins. I can't figure out what process is keeping it alive.
If you get an error from *cron* it means that greyscanner is executed from cron itself. As root, you might want to an # crontab -l u operator to find out if this is true. The format of the crontab-file is explained in # man -S 5 crontab See # man -S 1 crontab for how to edit or remove a crontab file. HTH Christian [...] _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"