[Swift-user] Swift restarts with iterate?

Michael Wilde wilde at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Apr 15 12:41:30 CDT 2009

Is the restart feature designed to correctly handle restarts of scripts 
with active, possibly nested, iterate statements?

The use case of interest here is to run a single copy of swift 
continuously, or for extended periods, doing a task graph of work, 
sleeping, and repeating indefinitely.

The thought was that you could restart swift indefinitely after any 
failures, or periodically if for the time being it cant run indefinitely 
due to memory or other resource consumption issues.

The use case involves applying it to process log data on a continuing basis.

I suspect the pattern may also be useful in digesting, eg, news data.

Comments or advice on feasibility would be useful before experimenting.

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