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From Robert Newson <>
Subject Re: A slightly crazy idea?
Date Tue, 01 May 2012 16:07:38 GMT
I may have missed a nuance but I don't see that there's anything
you're asking for that isn't covered by


On 1 May 2012 15:59, Dirkjan Ochtman <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> It seems like view indexing gets hit for one of two reasons:
> 1. There are new documents (or document revisions) to index
> 2. The design document has been updated
> Currently, for both cases, the default is to have the view wait until
> after all documents (revisions) have been indexed using the latest
> design doc contents before returning results. I was wondering if it
> might be sensible to keep the indexing the same for the first case,
> but default to returning stale results (possibly including using the
> previous design doc to index the new documents/revisions) and kick off
> a process to regenerate results with the new design doc
> (update_after-like). There could be a negative value for stale= to
> indicate that the view should wait (i.e. stale=wait).
> Rationale: I usually want to wait for indexing new revisions, because
> we don't generally add revisions at high speed. However, old views
> have generally worked fine for a long time, and it's annoying when
> many parts of my app have to wait for the index to regenerate.
> Does that make sense? Alternatively, are there other ways to attack
> this issue? Maybe I could copy my design doc, update it, hit it, then
> move it to the old name when it's done? If that works, perhaps Futon
> could make that easier?
> Cheers,
> Dirkjan

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