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From "Bob Dionne (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1342) Asynchronous file writes
Date Sun, 22 Jan 2012 12:25:40 GMT


Bob Dionne commented on COUCHDB-1342:

I revisited this a bit this morning. I tried to rebase master just to see how far it's moved,
it's not too bad, couch_db had some conflicts mostly relating to a new field #db.updater_fd

Given Damien's abandonment of the project I'm not sure whether we should push on this or not.
I suppose it's worth cleaning up and using if in fact the improvements are substantial
> Asynchronous file writes
> ------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1342
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Database Core
>            Reporter: Jan Lehnardt
>             Fix For: 1.3
>         Attachments: COUCHDB-1342.patch
> This change updates the file module so that it can do
> asynchronous writes. Basically it replies immediately
> to process asking to write something to the file, with
> the position where the chunks will be written to the
> file, while a dedicated child process keeps collecting
> chunks and write them to the file (and batching them
> when possible). After issuing a series of write request
> to the file module, the caller can call its 'flush'
> function which will block the caller until all the
> chunks it requested to write are effectively written
> to the file.
> This maximizes the IO subsystem, as for example, while
> the updater is traversing and modifying the btrees and
> doing CPU bound tasks, the writes are happening in
> parallel.
> Originally described at
> Github Commit:

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