[arch-general] Comment on: Use systemd timers instead of /etc/cron.{hourly, daily, weekly, monthly}?

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon May 5 13:18:37 EDT 2014

Am 05.05.2014 15:05, schrieb Maciej Puzio:
> I have been testing the issue for a week. Daily timers are fired
> between 0:00 and 0:01 without exception - all timers at the same time,
> all machines at the same time, every day at the same time. The largest
> variation I have seen was 30 seconds. So yes, there is definitely an
> issue with AccuracySec=12h not being honored.
> However, whether timer accuracy is 30 seconds or 12 hours, this makes
> little difference to me, as both are unacceptable without the
> possibility to customize timer elapse time.

Of course you can configure the elapse time, by adjusting the associated
.timer unit. With anacron, there was no way to adjust the time, so this
is a step forward.

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