Executor was already stopped!

Hello, I have a long running process that utilizes the “parallel for each loop”, it creates multiple tasks and waits. The process has been running for 6 months, but now recently a lot of runs of this process have been faulting when run on orchestrator. With the error: Executor was already stopped!. Searching for the error gives up results of people trying to preemptively stop threads.
Here’s the whole error as seen on orchestrator:
* Info: Executor was already stopped!

RemoteException wrapping System.NotSupportedException: Executor was already stopped!
at UiPath.Service.Impl.ExecutorProxy.set_ProcessId(Int32 value)
at UiPath.Service.Impl.ExecutorProxy.d__31.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.Service.Messages.MessageDispatcher.d__21.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.Service.Core.MessageDispatcherExtensions.d__0`1.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.Service.Core.ExecutorService.d__5.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.CoreIpc.Server.d__22.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.CoreIpc.Server.d__21.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.CoreIpc.Server.<>c__DisplayClass4_2.<<-ctor>b__6>d.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.CoreIpc.IOHelpers.d__10.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.CoreIpc.IOHelpers.d__16`1.MoveNext()

This error does not occur when I run it locally in studio, but studio sometimes stalls and requires a reset when I run the process in debug mode.

Now I know that I must be doing something wrong that is causing this error. Can anyone help me find what I am doing wrong?

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I’ve also started getting this error. Any idea on how to solve it?

Hi, We too have started seeing this error on an orchestration process, no obvious cause:

Executor was already stopped!

at UiPath.Service.Impl.ExecutorProxy.set_ProcessId(Int32 value)
at UiPath.Service.Impl.ExecutorProxy.d__31.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.Service.Messages.MessageDispatcher.d__21.MoveNext()
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at UiPath.Service.Core.MessageDispatcherExtensions.d__01.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at UiPath.Service.Core.ExecutorService.<Available>d__5.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at UiPath.CoreIpc.Server.<InvokeMethod>d__22.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at UiPath.CoreIpc.Server.<HandleRequest>d__21.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at UiPath.CoreIpc.Server.<>c__DisplayClass4_2.<<-ctor>b__6>d.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at UiPath.CoreIpc.IOHelpers.<WithResult>d__12.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at UiPath.CoreIpc.IOHelpers.<WithTimeout>d__181.MoveNext()

Some more info - it has happened twice, both appear to be after an manual exception was reported in action center, which is usually dealt with by a try catch.

I’ve had this error for 4 months now, can we discuss the layout of our workflows, because I am discussing with tech support on this issue since I’m pretty sure its an error with the activity.

What I’ve found out about this error since I posted is:
It happens outside of my code, about 1-2 seconds after the process gets suspended.
The last log is always That the execution has been suspended
This happens inside a parallel for each loop.

I have not seen it happen for a long time, since we switched from a background process to a foreground one. I saw it happen on a separate background process orchestration bot workflow however - I wonder if that’s related.

Hi,
I ran into this issue as well.
I can confirm the suspicion that it is background process related.
I switched my long running process to background last week.
And now I am also having trouble with this error.
No apparent reason. All other symptoms that you mentioned also happened.
I will probably switch it back to foreground if it appears again.

The strange thing is, that I do have other long running processes, that are setup as background processes, where this issue has not appeared at all in the last 6 months.

I will also try to figure out what the difference is between those processes.