[RC5] extremely short work units

Jim C. Nasby decibel at distributed.net
Wed May 31 00:51:43 EDT 2006


On Sat, Apr 15, 2006 at 07:03:48PM -0500, Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> Running OGR offline.  Like to have days and days and days between
> contacts with the server.
> 
> Just now was given a bunch of work units that take TWO MINUTES each !!
> 
> I'm hesitating to set my "queue size" at 1000 -- what if on the next
> download I were to get four-hour work units ?
> 
> These short work units make management of not-always-connected
> systems a pain.

Unfortunately, there is no way to predict exactly how much work there is
in any give OGR work unit, and as we're closing out sections of OGR-26,
there will be strings of short workunits. The good news is that you
shouldn't get them very often.
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