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From Zachary Zolton <>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-837) Adding stale=partial
Date Tue, 27 Jul 2010 02:02:04 GMT
On Monday, July 26, 2010, Paul Joseph Davis (JIRA) <> wrote:
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> Paul Joseph Davis commented on COUCHDB-837:
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> @filipe - Awesome
> @janl - I'd agree with Simon that stale=once is too clever and could be misleading.
> @Chris - okgo makes me laugh
> @Simon - So far I think this is the best proposal. There are two intentions, and unless
a sufficiently acceptable value for stale can be found that indicates both, then I'd say two
parameters is probably best
> @Chrisagain - While I agree that stale=ok was never intended to serve as a way to delay
index updates, I wouldn't be surprised if quite a few people are using it to schedule index
updates for off-peak traffic times. We could argue that the default should be to reindex with
a new stale=noreindex option or some such though.
> @jira - I wish you didn't suck so much.
>> Adding stale=partial
>> --------------------
>>                 Key: COUCHDB-837
>>                 URL:
>>             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,
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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I like having the two params best, but calling it reindex might trick
folks into thinking it'll rebuild the whole thing.

How does stale=ok&update_index=true sound?

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