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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: couch_gen_btree: pluggable storage / tree engines
Date Sun, 01 Feb 2009 11:44:46 GMT
Thanks Jan,

On 01/02/2009, at 10:00 PM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> To save the others from searching:

>  :-)

Note that if you want to do this, please read the thread because a)  
that code isn't strictly correct and b) there are some other issues to  
be aware of (and I'm guilty of some misinformation partway through  
that thread). Furthermore, it's only a proof-of-concept test example.

In summary, alternate forms of indexing in an _external is easy,  
although it is single-threaded, which it turns out to be lucky because  
it guarantees that the _external sees a monotonic increasing  
update_seq without any tricky coordination issues when updating your  

Antony Blakey
CTO, Linkuistics Pty Ltd
Ph: 0438 840 787

What can be done with fewer [assumptions] is done in vain with more
   -- William of Ockham (ca. 1285-1349)

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