FWIW, I just checked in a signal handler to the trunk that makes it
possible on UNIX to do "kill -USR1 `cat var/Z2.pid`" and pack the
database to 0 days, so all this business about packing TTW and whether
you need to let the browser wait or not is for naught. ;-)

On Wed, 2002-08-28 at 07:49, Chris Withers wrote:
> I know I'm late in on this thread, but I thought I'd throw in my views.
> 
> I'd like to see the REQUEST be flat plain aborted when someone hits the stop 
> button or the connection dies.
> 
> I don't is the is context.REQUEST.RESPONSE.isClientConnected() really working.
> How would I plug this in an expensive SQL SELECT/JOIN? Why do we need this extra 
> programming overhead?
> 
> As for the long running administrative tasks, I actually see the ability to 
> bugger off and leave them running as an extremely bad thing. Say I hit 'pack' on 
> a big fat ZODB. I then go somewhere else. How do I now tell when its done? The 
> only was would be to go and look at 'top' and guess which python thread is doing 
> the pack and wait till its CPU usage drops to zero. That's pretty ropey ;-)
> For the same reason, I hate ZEO's pack's possibility of returning before a pack 
> is finished.
> 
> If you do a pack, I really think you should wait for the browser to return. If 
> the browser times out, then use something like wget. If I hit 'stop', the pack 
> should abort.
> 
> As a parting example, what happens if I accidentally start a pack? How can I 
> stop it? ;-)
> 
> cheers,
> 
> Chris
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> Zope-Dev maillist  -  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev
> **  No cross posts or HTML encoding!  **
> (Related lists - 
>  http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce
>  http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )



_______________________________________________
Zope-Dev maillist  -  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev
**  No cross posts or HTML encoding!  **
(Related lists - 
 http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce
 http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )

Reply via email to