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From Sebastian Cohnen <>
Subject Re: _active_tasks
Date Wed, 19 May 2010 06:52:35 GMT
AFAIK there is currently no push mechanism implemented or planed. But I think it's a nice idea
and maybe worth a JIRA ticket :)

On 18.05.2010, at 19:58, Tom Sante wrote:

> On 18/05/10 19:49, Markus Jelsma wrote:
>> There's no indication it can be queried continuously [1].
>> [1]:
>> -----Original message-----
>> From: Tom Sante<>
>> Sent: Tue 18-05-2010 19:41
>> To:;
>> Subject: Re: _active_tasks
>> On 18/05/10 19:17, Markus Jelsma wrote:
>>> http://localhost:5984/_utils/status.html
>>> -----Original message-----
>>> From: Tom Sante<>
>>> Sent: Tue 18-05-2010 19:07
>>> To:;
>>> Subject: _active_tasks
>>> Hey,
>>> Quick question. Can you request info from _active_tasks the same ways
>>> (polling, continuous,..) as with _changes? or can I only have a script
>>> do regular polling if I want to keep an eye on the tasks? my goal is to
>>> have a watcher script, that is a kind of live status board of what view
>>> generation couch is running.
>>> Greetings,
>>> Tom
>> I know about that and it uses polling, I was just asking if there is any
>> other way like in the case of _changes feed?
>> would be a pain to have my job-watcher script having to poll every few
>> seconds just to keep track of what views are running.
> I know, I checked that before I mailed the list, but the wiki is not exactly know for
its always up to date info on the actual latest trunk version functionality.
> Since my job watcher really is only meant to check status different long running jobs
on the system, (only one of those is view generation in couchdb, other are none couch related
jobs) I could get away with polling only every few minutes, if I miss it in that interval
it's not really long running :-)

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