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From Adam Kocoloski <>
Subject Re: couch_db_update_notifier_sup started as worker?
Date Tue, 24 Aug 2010 14:43:46 GMT
On Aug 21, 2010, at 4:48 PM, Eric Carlson wrote:

> Having once been the kind of child who takes their toys apart in order
> to figure out how they work, and also having been a Prolog hacker in one
> of my former lives, I've foolishly started to go through the Erlang code
> for CouchDB (with the hope that I might one day be able to contribute
> something more useful to the project than merely verifying that release
> candidates build successfully ;-) ). In walking through what happens at
> application startup I found that couch_db_update_notifier_sup (a
> supervisor behaviour) is started as a worker process in
> couch_server_sup:start_secondary_services/0. Since I cannot (yet) claim
> to fully understand the world of OTP behaviours, I don't know how much
> this matters, but in case it does, I thought it worth bringing to the
> attention of those of you who know more than I do.
> Cheers,
> Eric

Hi Eric, thanks.  I've noticed this before too.  It doesn't seem to be a huge deal at the
moment, but it is something that should be corrected eventually, along with a handful of other
OTP oddities.  Best,

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