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power management?
Authored by: tw-nym on Oct 25, '05 10:04:50AM

atd relies on cron to run its jobs. cron doesn't cause any "power management" issues because it preloads the table into memory and reloads after updates.

at is a cronjob, which by default is scheduled to run every minute. It scans its directory for jobs that have expired and runs them. With 1 disk hit per minute, the drive will not sleep much which causes problems, especially on laptops.

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