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Chuck Crowton

Aug 27, 2020, 4:32:16 PM8/27/20
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I've run across the issue where when I set a plan off to refresh, it gets stuck, the message field reads "Plan Size" when it freezes. Can you tell me what that means and where to look to solve the problem? 


Last few lines of the log file

INFO Start step 111 'Load forecast plan' at 21:54:28 INFO Finished 'Load forecast plan' at 21:54:28

INFO Start step 120 'Plan Size' at 21:54:28

Size information of frePPLe 5.2.0 (Mar 3 2014)  


2020-08-27 21:54:21
2020-08-27 21:54:22
31%  Cancel
Plan Size
--constraint=0 --plantype=2 --env=fcst,invplan,balancing,supply --background

Johan De Taeye

Aug 28, 2020, 2:09:13 AM8/28/20


Hi Chuck,


My first suspicion would be loops in the supply chain – where the same material is both being consumed and produced by operations in the same supply path.

In this case you should still see continuing CPU utilization of the frepple planning engine.


If the planning engine crashed and died, then it’s a bug where some bad input data condition isn’t handled robustly.


You can file a case on our portal if you want us to look into it.




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Chuck Crowton

Aug 28, 2020, 9:17:57 AM8/28/20
Thanks, Johan,

I'll look at the operations and see what I can find.


Chuck Crowton

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