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Scheduled execution (cron) should never execute ahead of exact scheduled time [SPR-12099] #16715

spring-issuemaster opened this issue Aug 19, 2014 · 2 comments


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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Aug 19, 2014

Beau Grantham opened SPR-12099 and commented

Scheduled executions (using cron) occasionally execute ahead of the scheduled execution time. The is particularly a problem when the code depends some aspect of the date/time and the value is incorrect.

See the simplified example below along with log4j output. I would have expected the execution to be no earlier that 2014-08-19 00:00:00.

@Scheduled(cron = "0 0 0 * * *")
public void dailyReports() {
     Date today = new Date();
          SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
"Executing job for " + sdf.format(today));
          // [...]
2014-08-18 23:59:59,801 [pool-7-thread-25] INFO [...] Executing job for 2014-08-18

Affects: 4.0.5

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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Aug 19, 2014

Juergen Hoeller commented

It seems that we're correctly calculating the next execution time there... and that the target executor (e.g. the JDK's ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor) isn't 100% accurate in its actual execution points.

If you're relying on the execution being on the new day, the best I can recommend for the time being is to add a second or two to your cron trigger...


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@spring-issuemaster spring-issuemaster commented Jan 12, 2019

Bulk closing outdated, unresolved issues. Please, reopen if still relevant.

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