[rancid] Rancid running numerous times for each group? Getting ~40 config fetcher email alerts for same group in a night

Ni Ne nineoften at hotmail.com
Fri May 24 16:44:23 UTC 2019

>> Running ranicd 3.8 on CentOS 6.10, using git as the repo type.
>> It appears rancid is running numerous times against the same group in a given night - at least if config fetches fail.
>> For instance, I have one group with some problematic devices, and I got 39 "config fetcher" emails for that same group. Looking at logs, it appears rancid is parsing every group approximately the same number of times.
>> There is only one cronjob that kicks off rancid on the entire system:
>> * 0 * * * /usr/local/rancid/bin/rancid-run

> man 5 crontab

> min hr dom mon dow cmd

That looks right to me. Should kick off every night at midnight. Which it's doing. An entire run takes about 4 hours or so. All logs/emails from a nightly run arrive within that time-frame - 12am - 4am.
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