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From Darren New <>
Subject Windows (was Re: [VOTE] Apache CouchDB 0.8.0-incubating release)
Date Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:41:26 GMT wrote:
> 2. On Windows, generally speaking, it's not allowed to rename a file if it
> is currently opened. This will cause database compact to fail;

By "generally speaking", you mean "unless you open the file with the 
appropriate flags."  In particular, setting the FILE_DELETE_SHARE flag 
in the CreateFile call will give you UNIX-like semantics on the file 
name.  It's probably a good idea to read the other flags and pick the 
appropriate ones to set, testing performance afterwards. It can make a 
fairly big difference, with things like non-cached read-ahead if you're 
scanning through an entire file building a new one, for example.


Darren New / San Diego, CA, USA (PST)
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