I have a Drupal 7 site and the queue table has over 4K records. They are primarily for the "update_fetch_tasks" queue. Is the queue table by nature a temporary place holder?
I would like to clean it out and see if it fixes some issues that I am experiencing with the update module. I've done some digging on the queue module and from what I can tell is that proper usage is to claim the queue items and when you are done with them you should delete them. So it seems odd that a core module is leaving records in the queue.
Is there any harm in removing records from the queue?