# What's Chris been doing?

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## cron and periodic etc. etc.

Just a brief follow-up to yesterday’s post. After I wrote it I was reminded of some advice of Simon’s: don’t add LCFG bells and whistles unnecessarily. Use existing standard mechanisms where you can.

In this case that would mean requiring our components and software which wanted to run at wake-up or sleepy-time (there must be more technical terms for these, but I like these) to drop a wee script of their own into the /etc/pm/hooks directory. Forget, for instance, all this stuff about a special component running at wake-up time; it’s an attempt to simplify things but it’ll just complicate them instead.

Written by Chris Cooke

July 11, 2008 at 8:40 am

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