I am unhappy with cron on linux.
- Load peaks: @hourly jobs create load peaks. I want a random offset (per job).
- high load: skip some jobs: If the load is too high, I want to skip some jobs.
I could solve this with shell scripts wrappers, but that is "dirty".
Up to now, I use the default vixie cron.
How do you solve this? Any alternative to vixie cron?