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From "Robert Newson (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1367) When settings revs_limit on db - the db increases its update_seq counter when viewing stats - but not when getting changes
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2011 23:53:33 GMT

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Robert Newson commented on COUCHDB-1367:
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Correct, 'monotonically incrementing' means that the number always goes up but does *not*
imply that it always goes up by exactly 1. Because it sorta kind *sounds* like that, I clarified
with 'never goes down' and tried a synonym for monotonic. The changes feed will certainly
have gaps, but no row N will have a lower update_seq than any previously seen row.

monotonic |ˌmänəˈtänik|
adjective
1 Mathematics (of a function or quantity) varying in such a way that it either never decreases
or never increases.

                
> When settings revs_limit on db - the db increases its update_seq counter when viewing
stats - but not when getting changes
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1367
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1367
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: HTTP Interface
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.1
>         Environment: Any
>            Reporter: Henrik Hofmeister
>            Assignee: Bob Dionne
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: revs_limit
>
> If you put a number to _revs_limit on a db (to update it) - the http://host/dbname/ info
document gets an increase in update_seq number - however the changes feed does not contain
this change (while its not a change). This causes the update_seq in the dbinfo doc and the
last seq in the changes feed to differ - which breaks any application depending on the update_seq
number as the expected sequence size of the db (in my case - couchdb-lucene that will only
respond to stale requests because it thinks its not up to date)
> I know this is an edge case - but still its something fairly fundamental - that clearly
is not working as intended. 

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