# prefect-community


12/15/2019, 11:46 AM
Hi everybody. Was wondering what's the proper way to implement the following: I would like to stop the entire flow as soon as any task fails (even of there are tasks that do not depend on the failed task). Any suggestion?


12/15/2019, 1:51 PM
Interesting idea. For starters I’m not sure this would be achievable using only Prefect since it has a whole system and philosophy around state dependencies and management. Which means it may take some external process. Assuming the flow is running in a single process then you could take a harsh process exiting approach to this. Using a state handler, when a task enters a failed state exit the entire process. I welcome other ideas on this from a core perspective. Seems pretty similar to the Cancel feature of Cloud 😉