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0005062Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Itemspublic2012-02-14 08:542018-06-03 19:52
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0005062: A lot of "Item inaccessible" spam
Fortress is about 3 years old I guess. I get a lot of Item Inaccessible spam now. Basically can't read anything else anymore :(. Here is the savegame

http://dffd.wimbli.com/file.php?id=5489 [^]
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duplicate of 0009004confirmed Loci "Store item in container" jobs block access to all items already in the container 
related to 0005992resolved Toady One Conflict between hauling jobs (i.e. filling containers) and other jobs using items in those containers 
Issue History
2012-02-14 08:54yarrrrNew Issue
2012-02-14 09:05FootkerchiefDescription Updatedbug_revision_view_page.php?rev_id=7321#r7321
2012-02-14 09:06FootkerchiefNote Added: 0019518
2012-02-14 09:44yarrrrNote Added: 0019525
2012-02-14 09:54Rafal99Note Added: 0019528
2012-02-14 11:22yarrrrNote Added: 0019534
2012-02-15 03:05yarrrrNote Added: 0019612
2012-02-17 06:48yarrrrNote Added: 0019921
2014-08-30 19:24ravaughtNote Added: 0029815
2014-08-31 04:54Dame de la LicorneNote Added: 0029817
2014-09-03 08:39FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005992
2014-09-03 11:33Dame de la LicorneNote Edited: 0029817bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0029817#r11603
2015-01-20 06:23StebIssue Monitored: Steb
2018-06-03 19:52DwarfuNote Added: 0038429
2018-06-03 19:52DwarfuRelationship addedduplicate of 0009004
2018-06-03 19:52DwarfuStatusnew => resolved
2018-06-03 19:52DwarfuResolutionopen => duplicate
2018-06-03 19:52DwarfuAssigned To => Dwarfu
2018-11-13 02:40StebIssue End Monitor: Steb

2012-02-14 09:06   
Reminder sent to: yarrrr

You need to provide more details in reports. What sorts of jobs are the dwarves attempting to do? Please include some cancellation messages etc.
2012-02-14 09:44   
Oh sorry. The Job is "Store owned item" and a lot of dwarves have that problem.

Cancellation message is always: item inaccessible. I've already double checked for "stuck" or cornered items, but there are none as far as I can see.
2012-02-14 09:54   
Are your dwarves assigned to burrows?
If yes then it is a common problem.
2012-02-14 11:22   
No I don't have them set to burrows IIRC. I never use those :D
2012-02-15 03:05   
I have this again in a recent fort. It seems to have something to do with a caravan arriving and hungry dwarves swarming that caravan. Immediately after the caravan arrives on screen (A elven caravan from *** has arrived in announcements) I get a lot of the item inaccessible spam, and it won't stop. Not even after the caravan left and all my dwarves are saturated again.
2012-02-17 06:48   
Soo, OK, this is easily reproducable. Just have hungry dwarves (no food available) and wait for the next caravan. It will immediately trigger the mass-annoucements.
2014-08-30 19:24   
Seeing this as well. No burrows defined and no closed off paths, no caravans, but TONS of inaccessible item messages. Even in rooms directly adjacent to each other.
Dame de la Licorne   
2014-08-31 04:54   
(edited on: 2014-09-03 11:33)
Are your dwarves trying to haul things in bins/barrels/bags? Every time I get those messages, it correlates to a dwarf needing something that gets stored in one of those that is currently being hauled by a different dwarf.

Another possibility: Are you using wheelbarrows for your stockpile? (See 0007616)

2018-06-03 19:52   
Save is compatibility broken.

This is a situation where the food container is tasked by a single dwarf when all other dwarves are trying to get their food out of the seized merchant's stocks (the same barrel).

Note, as of 0.44.10,
(*) Can now zoom to item and unit for item inaccessible announcements
which should help diagnose future problems until the underlying issue is resolved.