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From "Adam Kocoloski (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-956) Return all _seq values as strings not integers
Date Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:55:13 GMT


Adam Kocoloski commented on COUCHDB-956:

The replicator sorts sequence values from the rows it has processed in the _changes feed to
ensure that it always checkpoints at the highest one possible.  Sorting them as strings results
in the replicator skipping checkpoints after it reaches a sequence with a number of leading

> Return all _seq values as strings not integers
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-956
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Robert Newson
> Some fields are returned as strings in db_info and other places to protect against numeric
> {"db_name":"db","doc_count":0,"doc_del_count":0,"update_seq":0,"purge_seq":0,"compact_running":false,"disk_size":79,"instance_start_time":"1290088043619158","disk_format_version":5,"committed_update_seq":0}
> here, instance_start_time is protected but, more critically, update_seq is not.
> If update_seq were to be wrapped due to precision issues, what breaks?

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