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From Robert Newson <rnew...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1643) Switch to V8
Date Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:20:51 GMT
Jason's 7, actually.

On 26 January 2013 10:19, Robert Newson <rnewson@apache.org> wrote:
> For view callbacks, we also want to insist on an upper runtime bound,
> the os_process_timeout feature that protects us (somewhat) from
> runaway functions.
>
> On 26 January 2013 08:39, Jason Smith (JIRA) <jira@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1643?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=13563398#comment-13563398
]
>>
>> Jason Smith commented on COUCHDB-1643:
>> --------------------------------------
>>
>> A few more (starting to overlap a bit but IMO that is fine):
>>
>> 5. require() is not possible. There is no access to any functions/objects/APIs except
what is given. In fact, require() is to load from the ddoc, not Node.js.
>> 6. Nothing from the "couch" side of the call stack is visible, e.g. `(new Error).stack`
is unhelpful
>> 7. DOS is not possible, e.g. while(true) {}
>>
>>
>>> Switch to V8
>>> ------------
>>>
>>>                 Key: COUCHDB-1643
>>>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-1643
>>>             Project: CouchDB
>>>          Issue Type: Improvement
>>>          Components: JavaScript View Server
>>>            Reporter: Jan Lehnardt
>>>
>>> I’d like to propose that we switch to the V8 JavaScript engine to mitigate
the various issues we have with SpiderMonkey.
>>> This ticket acts as the meta-issue where we can discuss whether we all agree
and what needs doing. individual tasks then can get their own tickets.
>>
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