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Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-1667) Gracefully update from view_index_dir to index_dir
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:47:14 GMT


ASF subversion and git services commented on COUCHDB-1667:

Commit 824abd362aaef0f9893876d9adc23047c6e4d7eb in branch refs/heads/1.3.x from [~janl]
[;h=824abd3 ]

COUCHDB-1667: Revert index_dir to view_index_dir config option.

Patch by Alexander Shorin.

> Gracefully update from view_index_dir to index_dir
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-1667
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.3
>            Reporter: Alexander Shorin
>            Priority: Blocker
>         Attachments: COUCHDB-1667.1-revert_to_view_index_dir.patch, COUCHDB-1667.1-update_to_index_dir.patch
> CouchDB 1.3 ships with new couch_index app[1] that uses `index_dir` config option to
locate directory to store view indexes. However, it replaces[2] old `view_index_dir`option
creating situation when recently updated default.ini will have only `index_dir` option and
old, but production used local.ini would still have `view_index_dir`. There is a fallback[3],
but there no insurance that it will let user gracefully update.
> This situation may leads to very bad situations, when all indexes will be rebuilded against
location that may not expects their on disk size (since `view_index_dir` was pointed to the
another mount point) which leads to server fall.
> [1]:;a=commit;h=35e57870
> [2]:;a=commit;h=e83352f3
> [3]:

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