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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Replication vs. Compaction
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:28:45 GMT

On 18 Feb 2014, at 17:09 , Paul Davis <paul.joseph.davis@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

I stand corrected, but I could swear CouchDB used to do this in the old days.

Jan
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