Bug#788851: acct: Sometimes new acct records not written after cron.daily/savelog
Occasionally the accounting subsystem doesn not begin
writing to the new account file ('/var/log/accout/pacct')
after the savelog is done in '/etc/cron.daily/acct'.
I had observed this phenomena on Fedora systems and
recently saw it in Debian. One of the symptoms was that
new accounting records continued to be written to the
previous accounting file, which is now 'pacct.0', so the
cause may be the kernel having an open file handle.
Attached is a patch to keep restarting the acct service
until it is observed that the new accounting file increases