Gary Poster wrote:
For our use case, the (quite frequent) cron kick could get to be very,
very painful with long running tasks that may overlap (think *lots* of
Ah well, if they're doing the same thing, just kicked off frequently,
and you're worried about one run not finishing before another, I'd just
put in some locking in Stepper that wouldn't run a chain/step if it was
already running elsewhere, optionally logging this as an error...
the pain carefully. I'm reasonably confident that Stepper would need
to become a long running process with a queue in order to get there.
I don't think it needs to be a long running process, and I think the
queue could live elsewhere...
Stepper is currently arguably better if you only have tasks like the
ones you list, as long as you only start Stepper at a slow enough
frequency that you have no chance for overlap (once a day sounds
reasonable, though who knows). If you might overlap, zasync is safer ATM.
The "locking prevents overlap" thing has worked really well for me in
zasync ended up being *very* careful, because we discovered we needed
to be. Maybe a simpler, second gen design would need less care.
I tend to prefer logging errors and failing as much as possible.
Anything else means Stepper wouldhave to do guesswork and that would be
On the other hand, if you are interested in zasync's through-the-
browser use case, maybe Stepper can grow a next-gen through-the-web API
Nope, Stepper will never grow that. It's use case is much closer to that
of "zopectl run" on steroids, but I think it could work well with a more
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