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Message 95734 - Posted: 11 Jun 2016 | 17:50:42 UTC

Hi everyone,

As, unfortunately, in a shorter time, one of my motherboards died.
So I wanted to ask if PG (for example) couldn't implement a button in the list of especially 'your Computers', on which the users could cancel outstanding work of such a broken PC, so thus packets could even faster push into the job-queue again?

(Maybe followed by a second button, for those of us, who dunno what they are doing ^^ -> 'This will drop all running workunits on these PC' -yes/no-
Something like that maybe. ;) )


Of course, this only makes sense if the implementation isn't exorbitantly lavish and only for those PCs, which will offline a longer time than...

thx for reading/answering

best regards,
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Message 95736 - Posted: 11 Jun 2016 | 18:12:26 UTC

This question comes up rather regularly.

Yes, we could do that.

But we won't.

The reason is that this isn't a very large problem, and fixing it would create a problem larger than the original. The server will recycle those tasks soon enough. A few days for the short tasks, and a few weeks for the really long tasks. Many, many tasks are abandoned for various reasons, and the zombie tasks from computers that have died are a tiny percentage. Aborting them manually wouldn't make a noticeable difference.

But if I did provide such a button, inevitably the next question would be:

"I just canceled my tasks by accident. Can you restore them, please?"

Or:

"You know that computer that died last week? I was able to fix it!!! Can I have my tasks back please?"

Those aren't even hypothetical; they've happened.

Bottom line is don't worry about those tasks. We're better off just letting them die their natural slow death than trying to expedite the process and possibly creating a more serious problem.
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Message 95737 - Posted: 11 Jun 2016 | 18:39:04 UTC - in response to Message 95736.
Last modified: 11 Jun 2016 | 18:41:31 UTC

This question comes up rather regularly.
[...]


Oh o.O :D

Well - you're right; never forget the various idiots out there. :/

(Here is one ^^)

I was just thinking, (especially but not only) for these challenges not offered by PG, it might be a nice thing for the wingmans.... Okay, next time I think twice.. or better three times ^^

As whoever sais/said: Ask costs nothing, but time. Answering too :)

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