[RC5] Wheres the blocks?

David Taylor davidt at xfiles.nildram.co.uk
Mon Jan 11 20:25:04 EST 1999


Urm, there may not be one in the -config dialog, but
there is definately one avaialable by changing the

ckpointfile (or something) ini file setting - RTFM :)

David Taylor
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On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Robert A. Rosenberg wrote:

> At 10:19 PM 1/10/99 +0000, rc5 at xfiles.nildram.co.uk wrote:
> >On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Robert A. Rosenberg wrote:
> >> At 15:21 -0500 on 01/09/99, John Campbell wrote about Re: [RC5] 
> >> Wheres the blocks?:
> 
> >> This also keys into a BUG/DESIGN Flaw that I've found. When I stop 
> >> the process, the current block gets returned to the IN Buffer marked 
> >> x% done and when I start up it gets selected and resumes where I left 
> >> off. If, OTOH, my Client crashes, there is no record that I was 
> >> working on the block and when I restart, the block is no longer in 
> >> the IN Buffer and the number of blocks is now reduced by 1. Thus the 
> >> Block in Process at the Crash is LOST and must wait to be reassigned. 
> >> I think the client should log the block back to the IN Buffer in 
> >> "Stopped" state with the % Done (just as it does when I REALLY shut 
> >> down) every time it updates the Status Display. Thus ALL restarts 
> >> after a crash will resume just as if there were a normal shutdown.
> >
> >Use checkpoint files.
> >
> >Then your current block will be saved every 5 minutes or so.
> >
> 
> On my MAC-PPC Client there WAS no Checkpoint option until the 426 build.
> I'm running the 427 build for NT and it still does not have this option.
> 
> 
> >David Taylor
> >dtaylor at xfiles.nildram.co.uk.spam
> >
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