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From "Randall Leeds (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (COUCHDB-1003) deleting db file is asynchronous & file rename in couch_file:delete
Date Sun, 02 Jan 2011 01:03:45 GMT

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Randall Leeds commented on COUCHDB-1003:
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In particular, a synchronous delete would block updates to the new file after compaction completes
its swap. See COUCHDB-780 for where I originally proposed the current async behavior.

> deleting db file is asynchronous & file rename in couch_file:delete
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1003
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1003
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Question
>          Components: Database Core
>            Reporter: Benoit Chesneau
>
> I wonder why we spawn the file deletion when we delete a database. On slow io machine
it introduces latency. I don't see any reason we make this deletion asynchronous ?
> About couch_file:delete, we first rename the file before deleting it. Why are we doing
that ? Is this for windows ?

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