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From Paul Davis <paul.joseph.da...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Replication vs. Compaction
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:09:11 GMT
On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM, Adam Kocoloski <kocolosk@apache.org> wrote:
> On Feb 18, 2014, at 11:38 AM, Jan Lehnardt <jan@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> On 31 Jan 2014, at 20:08 , Jason Smith <jhs@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>>> However there is a pathological situation where you are
>>> updating faster than the compactor can run, and you will get an infinite
>>> loop (plus very heavy i/o and filesystem waste as the compactor is
>>> basically duplicating your .couch into a .couch.compact forever).
>>
>> Just a little clarification on this point: CouchDB will try to catch up,
>> I think 10 times, before giving up and reporting the result in the logs.
>>
>> Best
>> Jan
>> --
>
> I'm not aware of any limit to the number of iterations executed by the compactor.  Regards,
>
> Adam

Confirmed after a quick skim that compaction doesn't stop retrying.

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