[ELDK] crond not working

Germano Barreiro germano.barreiro at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 19:14:43 CET 2010

No question is stupid since to make mistakes is just human! :)
Yes, the service was restarted for sure.
The /etc/crontab file is in a cramfs filesystem written to the NAND of
the arm based board.
Since it is not anymore a soft link to another file as it was in my
first tests, what I decided to change after reading the statement in
the man page about it not being allowed to be a link, whenever I need
to change this file I have to generate a new cramfs image, restart the
system and record the new image using the u-boot nand commands.

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 2:27 PM, Detlev Zundel <dzu at denx.de> wrote:
> Hi Germano,
>> Thanks, and you are right, my /etc/crontab missed that field.
>> However, even after following the steps you described here, it didnt
>> work for me yet. Something is for sure different in my system. It is a
>> pity that the crond program dont give much output for helping to find
>> out what it can be missing yet.
> Stupid question - did you restart crond after changing crontab?
> Cheers
>  Detlev
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