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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Chapter 25. Managing Scheduling Services

  • Configuring inittab and rc files

  • Configuring crontab scheduling service

  • Configuring the at command service

Scheduling resources is a management process. Whether you are scheduling a workforce, a tournament, or a class load, you are required to look at each piece from the perspective of the whole. For example, it is good to take English and math in high school, but it is not good to schedule them both at 9:00 in the morning. Part of scheduling, then, is making sure that there are enough resources for all the work. There is only one you, and you can be in only one class at a time.

Scheduling a computer's resources is also a management process. Certain processes, by their very nature, use more of the computer's ...

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