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From Robert Dionne <>
Subject Re: data recovery tool progress
Date Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:47:08 GMT
I download Jason's escripts, ran the make, and tested against the 1.0.0 release, created a
few bad dbs and also tested against a couple of good ones. It all looked good on OS X.

The final solution ended up to be only ~118 lines of code, which I spent a couple of hours
looking over, to check as well as to refresh my memory of couchdb internals. There's several
dead functions in the file I'd recommend removing, or commenting out, as some users may want
to read the code.

It's probably already been done by all the committers, as well as others, and I suspect a
few have it burnt into their brain's ram by now, but I'd also suggest as many people as possible
who know the internals take a hard look at those 118 lines. You know, eyeballs, bla... 

On Aug 12, 2010, at 1:18 PM, J Chris Anderson wrote:

> On Aug 11, 2010, at 2:14 PM, Jason Smith wrote:
>> Hi, Jason.
>> On Thu, Aug 12, 2010 at 04:14, Jason Smith <> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 09:52, Adam Kocoloski <> wrote:
>>>> Excellent, thanks for testing.  I caught Jason Smith saying on IRC that he
>>>> had packaged the whole thing up as an escript + some .beams.  If we can get
>>>> it down to a single file a la rebar that would be a pretty sweet way to
>>>> deliver the repair tool in my opinion.
>>> Please check out
>> I think you mean
> I think it is important that we package and release this, if it is ready. We should link
to it from the bug description page, the project home page, as well as blog about it, etc.
What is the point of working feverishly on a recovery tool if we don't go the last mile?
> I am testing it now on my database directory to make sure it doesn't harm anything (I
was never subject to the bug, which is probably where most people are, but they might run
it anyway.)
> As it stands the submodules thing can't be part of the release, we need to package it
up as a single zip file or something.
> Is there anything else that needs to be done before we can release this?
> Chris
>> -- 
>> Jason Smith
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