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0000128Dwarf FortressGeneralpublic2010-04-02 07:112010-06-09 06:47
0000128: Dwarves sometimes do not start new jobs anymore
Randomly, no dwarves will undertake new tasks. For example, one could build several workshops, but all of the dwarves with those tasks enabled will remain idle instead of building. Dwarves already doing something will continue to work, but once they are finished they will be stuck idle as well. Once stuck in idle mode, dwarves will not even eat or drink.

Saving and reloading fixes this immediately.

No obvious trigger to reproduce.
labors, pathfinding
duplicate of 0000018closed Toady One Pathfinding fails to update after map changes 
Issue History
2010-04-02 07:11ZaredNew Issue
2010-04-02 07:26finesseNote Added: 0000163
2010-04-02 07:32arcanerTag Attached: labors
2010-04-02 11:09murficwpnTag Attached: pathfinding
2010-04-03 09:30FootkerchiefRelationship addedduplicate of 0000018
2010-04-03 09:30FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-04-03 09:30FootkerchiefResolutionopen => duplicate
2010-04-03 09:30FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2010-06-09 06:47Toady OneStatusresolved => closed

2010-04-02 07:26   
Building walls almost guarantees that this bug will occur for me, it seems they're trying to path on the newly created wall, because sometimes they will move to the other side but still idle.

Saving and reloading does fix this.