Cronspam is annoying, but it carries (sometimes) very good information. This phab task should track the efforts to reduce the current level of cronspam from root@ and to keep it under control from now on.
The final goal must be to improve our docs/best-practices/etc.. alongside with the patches that we'll send, otherwise there is no point of proceeding with work.
- Do we really value cron-alerts in Wikimedia?
- What is an acceptable level of cron-spam?
- How do we improve our monitoring/alarming to avoid relying on people reading cron spam emails?