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"at" and "atq"
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: "at" and "atq"
- From: Bono Vox <bono_(_at_)_vox_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 18:53:46 -0600
I have a couple of minor issues, one I would classify as a cosmetic
bugfix, the second I describe as an improvement.
(btw, I'm using OpenBSD 3.2, nothing wild and wacky off the default install)
The "bug": The "atq" command lists all at jobs as being owned by the
userid of the last pending atjob. I believe this needs to be corrected,
it should display the job owner as the actual owner of the atjob.
Should I submit this as a bug?
The improvement request: Currently, it is impossible for multiple users
to submit atjobs to run at exactly the same time. I haven't tried yet,
but I am going to assume that it's also impossible for a single user to
submit multiple atjobs for exactly the same time. I would like to see
both of these be possible. As a suggestion in terms of how to deal with
it, AIX handles the first matter by prepending the userid to the
atjobs's filename (/var/spool/cron/atjobs/root.1047553200.a for example,
it's /var/at/jobs on OpenBSD). AIX handles the second matter by
incrementing the scheduled time of successive submitted atjobs by one
second until a time slot is found. I am not quite certain how to submit
this. I personally don't classify it as a bug, more of a feature
request, and there is understandly little or no apparent way of making such.
Thanks in advance,
jcc (AIX pays my bills)
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