Author Topic: Sometimes RSS feed does not update, seems to get stuck  (Read 473 times)

Offline dabrown

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Sometimes RSS feed does not update, seems to get stuck
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:33:54 PM »
Hi rdl

For me, the RSS feed and API search are the two of most useful and used featured on Alt.Binz - the newznab API search especially gives Alt.Binz an significant edge over other binary downloaders.

Presently, I have Alt.Binz configured to read RSS feeds from eight different nzb indexers (mostly newznab) and of that each indexer will have between 2-4 RSS feeds each (usually 2040, 2050, 5040 for TV-HD and Movies-HD) - though I appreciate different newznab indexers may use different group numbers, these are what I am checking the most.

Just recently I have also added 2045 and 5045 (which is often the UHD/2160p feeds)

Using the default options, this happens every 20 minutes - and it appears in the log that each RSS feed is hit at the same moment, every 20 minutes.

For some time now, I have noticed multiple times that one or more of my RSS feeds gets "stuck" and may not have updated for hours and hours, despite the Timer option being on and the log file indicating the RSS request has occurred every 20 minutes as per normal.

Toggling the Timer button from On to Off and back to On again does nothing.

Of course if I were to turn the timer off and use Refresh, this would probably work, but also clears the *entire* history of the RSS feed, which is not at all what I want.  I am not 100% sure, but the the RSS feeds seems to extend back about seven days - there do not seem to be any settings options in relation to the RSS feeds I can see?

If I restart Alt.Binz, the stuck RSS feed will then update as you would expect, but if more than num=x  (in my case I always have num=100) so if there have been more than 100 items updated in the RSS feed since it was stuck, there is a subsequent gap in the list.

Any ideas what might be causing RSS feeds to get "stuck" and any ideas, besides restarting to Alt.Binz to get the feed going again please?  This has affected a number of different RSS feeds, and afaik, all from newznab indexers.

I'm not sure whether staggering the RSS feed requests would make a difference, but for example, if I could change a feed to only once per hour, there are several which I would - but it seems 20 minutes (or whatever it is set to) is a global timer, not based on each individual feed.

Thanks in advance.

Offline Rdl

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Re: Sometimes RSS feed does not update, seems to get stuck
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 10:23:05 PM »
I've noticed this also. I'll fix it.

Offline Rdl

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Re: Sometimes RSS feed does not update, seems to get stuck
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 09:05:45 PM »
Fixed.