Allow downloading new tasks when there are suspended ones

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sirzooro

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Message 72866 - Posted: 3 Oct 2016, 21:20:25 UTC
Last modified: 3 Oct 2016, 21:21:59 UTC

I found that BOINC does not try to download new tasks when there is some suspended task in project - I found following entry in log:

Not requesting tasks: some task is suspended via Manager

I would like to have an option to disable this. Today I am participating in PrimeGrid challenge, and wanted to stop crunching SoB task (it still needs over 5 days to complete), and resume it after challenge end. Unfortunately BOINC does not allow to do so. Please add option which will allow to disable this behavior, sometimes it would be handy. Alternatively you can add some "hard suspend" command, this also would help in such case.
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SekeRob
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Message 72868 - Posted: 3 Oct 2016, 22:37:30 UTC - in response to Message 72866.  
Last modified: 3 Oct 2016, 22:38:25 UTC

Workfetch is stopped for the project that has suspended tasks, but still allows fetching work from other projects i.e. if you suspend Einstein tasks, the workfetch for Primegrid is not blocked.
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Message boards : BOINC Manager : Allow downloading new tasks when there are suspended ones

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