What is the maximum queue depth for crontab in RHEL ?

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  • What is the default maximum number of cron task tracked in the queue ?
  • Can that be configured like other Unix's using a /etc/cron.d/queuedefs file?

For example:

What happens if we add following line to /etc/cron.d/queuedefs.  

would that set cron to  
2000 maximum jobs  
20 Nice level  
60 seconds between retries.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6

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