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Subject [nifi] branch main updated: NIFI-4897 Add documentation to user guide for terminating a processor NIFI-4897 fixed typos in new section
Date Mon, 05 Oct 2020 13:18:01 GMT
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     new b4faf21  NIFI-4897 Add documentation to user guide for terminating a processor NIFI-4897
fixed typos in new section
b4faf21 is described below

commit b4faf210d8666c65cf746f57a9ed1b5f54fc3e3f
Author: abrown <>
AuthorDate: Sat Oct 3 20:33:53 2020 +0100

    NIFI-4897 Add documentation to user guide for terminating a processor
    NIFI-4897 fixed typos in new section
    Fixed some typoes
    This closes #4568
    Signed-off-by: Mike Thomsen <>
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 .../src/main/asciidoc/images/terminated-thread.png | Bin 0 -> 6489 bytes
 nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/user-guide.adoc        |  21 +++++++++++++++++++--
 3 files changed, 19 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/images/iconTerminate.png b/nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/images/iconTerminate.png
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diff --git a/nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/images/terminated-thread.png b/nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/images/terminated-thread.png
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diff --git a/nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/user-guide.adoc b/nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/user-guide.adoc
index b0e1bff..b0bd4e9 100644
--- a/nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/user-guide.adoc
+++ b/nifi-docs/src/main/asciidoc/user-guide.adoc
@@ -1638,7 +1638,7 @@ Once started, the status indicator of a Processor will change to a Play
symbol (
 === Stopping a Component
 A component can be stopped any time that it is running. A component is stopped by right-clicking
on the component
@@ -1655,7 +1655,24 @@ image:iconStop.png["Stop"]
 Stopping a component does not interrupt its currently running tasks. Rather, it stops scheduling
new tasks to
 be performed. The number of active tasks is shown in the top-right corner of the Processor
(See <<processor_anatomy>>
-for more information).
+for more information). See <<terminating_tasks>> for how to terminate the running
+=== Terminating a Component's tasks
+When a component is stopped, it does not interrupt the currently running tasks. This allows
for the current execution to complete while no new
+tasks are scheduled, which is the desired behaviour in many cases. In some cases, it is desirable
to terminate the running tasks, particularly 
+in cases where a task has hung and is no longer responsive, or while developing new flows.
+To be able to terminate the running task(s), the component must first be stopped (see <<stopping_components>>).
Once the component is in the
+Stopped state, the Terminate option will become available only if there are tasks still running
(See <<processor_anatomy>>). The Terminate option
+(image:iconTerminate.png["Terminate"]) can be accessed either via the context menu or the
Operations Palette while the component is selected.
+The number of tasks that are actively being terminated will be displayed in parentheses next
to the number of active tasks e.g. image:terminated-thread.png["Terminated-Threads"]. For
example, if there is one active task at the time that Terminate is selected, this will display
"0 (1)" - meaning
+0 active tasks and 1 task being terminated. 
+A task may not terminate immediately, as different components may respond to the Terminate
command differently. However, the components can be
+reconfigured and started/stopped regardless of whether there are tasks still in the terminating
 === Enabling/Disabling a Component

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