|operations/puppet||production||+12 -8||peek: Reenable cron with correct params|
|operations/puppet||production||+2 -0||peek: Disable cron execution|
|Open||None||T132324 Tracking and Reducing cron-spam to root@|
|Resolved||• chasemp||T254127 peek is incorrectly configured to run every minute every 1st of the month, creating large amounts of cronspam|
812 reports were sent today 1st June.
The scheduling seems an unintended mixup with cron parameters (* * instead of, e.g. 0 1). It is unclear to me, however, the intention of reporting output, is an email sent by the script and the stdout to root on purpose? Shouldn't the cron be better configured with a systemd timer T210818 and monitor systemd status?
I chose to disable it given it is a report and it could affect Phabricator performance, reenabling can be done at: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/c/operations/puppet/+/601173 but needs Security-Team input (@chasemp).
sudo -u peek crontab -l # HEADER: This file was autogenerated at 2020-06-10 16:26:11 +0000 by puppet. # HEADER: While it can still be managed manually, it is definitely not recommended. # HEADER: Note particularly that the comments starting with 'Puppet Name' should # HEADER: not be deleted, as doing so could cause duplicate cron jobs. # Puppet Name: peek_monthly MAILTOemail@example.com 0 0 1 * * . $HOME/.profile; /var/lib/peek/git/peek.py -c /etc/peek/config/base.conf,/etc/peek/config/monthly.conf -s > /dev/null # Puppet Name: peek_weekly MAILTOfirstname.lastname@example.org 0 0 * * 1 . $HOME/.profile; /var/lib/peek/git/peek.py -c /etc/peek/config/base.conf,/etc/peek/config/weekly.conf -s > /dev/null