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From Jens Alfke <j...@mooseyard.com>
Subject _changes feed continuous mode hangs up after 90 seconds
Date Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:27:19 GMT
The wiki docs on the _changes feed say that "A continuous feed stays open and connected to
the database until explicitly closed” [1]. However, what I’m seeing is that after 60 seconds
an entry with a “last-seq” key is sent, and 30 seconds after that the server closes the
socket. Here’s a transcript, where the database was otherwise idle while this was running:

> $ curl 'http://localhost:5984/demo-addresses/_changes?feed=continuous&since=0’
> {"seq":24,"id":"5abe51dc0bcf10aade90f0d190151afe","changes":[{"rev":"3-3b0a8a712d1ba2e95a861ba7d940ff00"}],"deleted":true}
> {"seq":26,"id":"5abe51dc0bcf10aade90f0d190347c12","changes":[{"rev":"2-5ba03e912ebd8ebc7a6ccaf53f5ad370"}],"deleted":true}
> {"seq":27,"id":"5abe51dc0bcf10aade90f0d190348099","changes":[{"rev":"1-c22c26c730061cf8def96731927e4fd7"}]}
> {"seq":29,"id":"5abe51dc0bcf10aade90f0d190348a49","changes":[{"rev":"2-f82a41168f1e4a438415a9cd8fcdace6"}]}
> {"last_seq":29}
> 
> $

I’m guessing that, contrary to the docs, there is a default timeout in continuous mode,
and I’ll have to add something like “&timeout=9999999999” to the URL to defeat this?

(This is the 1.1.1 CouchBase Server Community Edition, on Mac OS X 10.6.7.)

—Jens

[1] http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/HTTP_database_API#Changes
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