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cron parsing failures - everytime my drives spin down?

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Dec 10 22:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 10 23:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 00:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 01:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 02:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 03:33:33 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (40): spindown 2

Dec 11 03:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 04:26:56 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (41): spindown 5

Dec 11 04:27:07 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (42): spindown 4

Dec 11 04:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 05:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 06:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 07:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 08:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 09:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 10:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 11:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 12:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 13:14:34 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (43): spindown 3

Dec 11 13:14:35 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (44): spindown 4

Dec 11 13:16:15 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (45): spindown 2

Dec 11 13:19:27 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (46): spindown 5

Dec 11 13:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 13:53:15 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (47): spindown 2

Dec 11 14:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 15:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 16:12:31 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (48): spindown 3

Dec 11 16:21:24 Tower39 kernel: mdcmd (49): spindown 2

Dec 11 16:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 17:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Dec 11 18:43:01 Tower39 crond[1064]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

 

This is what I am seeing and was wondering if someone might be able to steer me in the right direction to determine what might be

causing the cdrond errors?

 

My system is working well - its just these errors that keep popping up

I am using unraid5 bld12A -

 

Thanks in advance

Joe

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I am having this as well.

 

Jan 30 06:57:01 Tower crond[999]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Jan 30 06:57:01 Tower crond[999]: ignoring /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root- (non-existent user)

Jan 30 07:57:01 Tower crond[999]: failed parsing crontab for user root: cron=""

Jan 30 07:57:01 Tower crond[999]: ignoring /var/spool/cron/crontabs/root- (non-existent user)

 

Has anyone else experienced this or have a solution?

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I have the following packages running. 

 

bwm-ng

htop

iftop

ssmtp

unraid status email

monthy parity check

overtemp shutdown

Clean powerdown

unrar

 

I also installed the unraid SF: .9g menu mod.

 

These errors popped up after a power outage. 

 

I could just remove the cronjobs for root, but I'd rather figure out why it happened.

 

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I looked in /var/spool/cron/crontabs and there was an file there for the user root- in addition to a file called root.  I do not have a user created called root-, just the standard root user.  The files were identical, so I removed the file called root- from the cron location since there was no user account to associate it with.

 

I don't know why the cron job was added for a non existent user, though. 

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Ok, after some digging, it appears there is an erroneous entry in the crontab.

 

crontab -e shows this:

 

#Scheduled Parity Check

cron=""

 

Which is directly above the proper entry for the Monthly parity check.

 

I've commented the cron="" out and will see if this fixes the issue.

 

Still a mystery as to how it got there.

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