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From "Chris Anderson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-837) Adding stale=partial
Date Mon, 26 Jul 2010 23:33:16 GMT

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Chris Anderson commented on COUCHDB-837:
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you know -- why doesn't stale=ok just trigger a reindex also? it just serves the reply w/o
waiting for the reindex to happen.

there's no reason at all that you we should have an api where you intentionally avoid updating
an index. (the point of stale=ok is a low latency response, not to avoid indexing)

I think just changing the behavior of stale=ok to also trigger an index update is the best
solution.

> Adding stale=partial
> --------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-837
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-837
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>         Environment: all released and unreleased versions
>            Reporter: Filipe Manana
>            Assignee: Filipe Manana
>         Attachments: stale_partial.patch
>
>
> Inspired by Matthias' latest post, at http://www.paperplanes.de/2010/7/26/10_annoying_things_about_couchdb.html,
section "Views are updated on read access", I added a new value to the "stale" option named
"partial" (possibly we need to find a better name).
> It behaves exactly like "stale=ok" but after replying to the client, it triggers a view
update in the background.
> Patch attached.
> If no one disagrees this isn't a good feature, or suggest a better parameter value name,
I'll commit.

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