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From Dave Cottlehuber <>
Subject Re: couchdb 1.2 on RHEL6 :: OS reboots under load
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 23:20:06 GMT
On 22 May 2012 23:38, Wendall Cada <> wrote:

> This appears to be an ESX Hypervisor crash. CouchDB doesn't do anything
> that any other app can do in terms of crashing your hypervisor. Probably a
> VMWare bug, so check your host server logs and see if you can isolate what
> is causing the crash. IMO, this has nothing whatsoever to do with CouchDB,
> other than it happened to be the application putting load on the server at
> the time.
> Wendall
+1 to all that.

As a general caution, people who run databases (SQL or NoSQL) on
hypervisors with virtualised disk IO (let alone encrypted FS partitions)
should not be surprised if performance is less than stellar. I'm sure you
have a good reason for all this!


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