Cron jobs

To run crontab jobs one must remount the rootfs writeable:

$ sudo mount -o remount,rw /
$ crontab -e
$ sudo mount -o remount,ro /

With this I installed a cron job for user 'phablet' which saves every five minutes the current list of all processes to catch this run away / battery drain problem

$ sudo crontab -e -u phablet
00,05,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * /home/phablet/mon1.sh
$ cat mon1.sh
#!/bin/sh
printf "\n\n" >> /home/phablet/mon.out
date >> /home/phablet/mon.out
printf "battery capacity%%: " >> /home/phablet/mon.out
cat /sys/devices/platform/battery/power_supply/battery/capacity >> /home/phablet/mon.out
printf "battery temp : " >> /home/phablet/mon.out
cat /sys/devices/platform/battery/power_supply/battery/temp >> /home/phablet/mon.out
top -b -n1 -o %CPU | head -n 20 >> /home/phablet/mon.out

Last updated: Sun Nov 1 10:12:25 CET 2015