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From Steven Hazel <>
Subject An asynchronous write bug in CouchDB 0.9?
Date Mon, 27 Apr 2009 04:52:48 GMT

Last week we discovered that records in one of our CouchDB databases were
occasionally being reverted to the previous revision. We believe this is due
to a bug in CouchDB 0.9 related to asynchronous writes.  Turning off
asynchronous writes with the X-Couch-Full-Commit header fixes the problem
for us.  I've written up the problem in more detail here:

We haven't yet reproduced this problem outside our production environment,
but can trigger it there on-demand.  Although we have a work-around that
solves the immediate problem for us, we're happy to help out in tracking
down the underlying issue.  Any advice on how to proceed would be

Steven Hazel
Sauce Labs
Cofounder and Director, Development

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