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From Alexander Shorin <>
Subject Re: max_dbs_open and idle db
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:12:16 GMT
Database considered idle by active references to it and by related
active operations (like compaction):
CouchDB uses LRU cache to manage opened databases and frees idle by demand:
leads to:

There is nothing need to be configured.

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 7:01 PM, Herman Chan <> wrote:
> Hi there,
> In the description of max_db_open, it says "CouchDB reference counts
> database accesses internally and will close idle databases when it must."  I
> was wondering what's consider idle in couchdb and if the idle time is
> configurable?
> Herman

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