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From Damien Katz <>
Subject Re: Why is CouchDB frequently re-indexing my views from scratch?
Date Thu, 18 Jun 2009 19:42:58 GMT

On Jun 18, 2009, at 3:32 PM, Jim Puls wrote:

> On Jun 18, 2009, at 11:53 AM, Damien Katz wrote:
>> On Jun 18, 2009, at 2:42 PM, Nadav Samet wrote:
>>> Does the design doc change? Views are regenerated following any  
>>> edit of the
>>> design doc that contains them.
>> Yes, good question. Though one small correction, it's not just any  
>> edit of the design document, only a change to a view will trigger  
>> the reindexing. You can edit other parts of a design doc just fine.
>> -Damien
> It appears that every time my server restarts, CouchRest is re- 
> saving the design doc for its models. This brings up two questions:
> 1. Should CouchRest be doing this? Should I find a way around it so  
> that the design docs don't get re-saved unless they change? I seem  
> to recall that previous versions took a hash of the view contents to  
> avoid this very problem.
> 2. Should CouchDB be reindexing views that were re-saved, unchanged  
> from their previous content?

I don't know what CouchRest is doing, but CouchDB does check for  
changes in the view, not just that the view design doc changed. It's  
always possible there is a bug in the view indexer, but I'm betting  
it's CouchRest modifying a view definition.


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