I have a micro instance on Amazon EC2 and because of the low resources allocated to micro instances, I have an issue with one of the weekly cron,
makewhatis. It takes a while to complete and uses a lot of CPU and while it's running, the instance is barely (if not) responding.
I tried to modify the cron to use
nice makewhatis -w and it is slightly better but far from good enough.
Is it safe to remove this cron from /etc/cron.weekly? If not, is there something I can do to make it use less resources?