[systemd maintainer speaking here] Hi Javier
On Sun, 11 Mar 2018 23:04:21 +0000 =?utf-8?q?Javier_Fern=C3=A1ndez-Sanguino_Pe=C3=B1a?= <j...@debian.org> wrote: > * debian/cron.init, debian/cron.service: Make sure cron is started last and > stopped first, with patch provided by Harald Dunke > (Closes: #767016, #801384, #783665) (LP: #1593317) (mis)using Type=idle for this is not a proper fix. See the relevant documentation in man systemd.service: > Behavior of idle is very similar to simple; however, actual > execution of the service program is delayed until all active jobs are > dispatched. This may be used to avoid interleaving of output of > shell services with the status output on the console. Note that this > type is useful only to improve console output, it is not useful as > a general unit ordering tool, and the effect of this service type > is subject to a 5s time-out, after which the service program is > invoked anyway. The documentation is pretty clear, that Type=idle should *not* be used for ordering purposes. It is not a proper fix. See https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=767016#37 for a better alternative of actually specifying what cron needs. -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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