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From Adam Kocoloski <>
Subject Re: Replication hangs
Date Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:00:29 GMT
On Oct 19, 2009, at 10:45 AM, Simon Eisenmann wrote:

> Am Montag, den 19.10.2009, 10:37 -0400 schrieb Adam Kocoloski:
>> o, until JIRA comes back online I'll follow up with that here.  I
>> think I could see how repeated pull replications in rapid succession
>> could end up blowing through sockets.  Each pull replication sets up
>> one new connection for the _changes feed, and tears it down at the
>> end
>> (everything else replication-related goes through a connection
>> pool).
>> Do enough of those very short requests and you could end up with
>> lots
>> of connections in TIME_WAIT and eventually run out of sockets.
>> FWIW,
>> the default Erlang limit is slightly less than 1024.  If your
>> update_notification process uses a new connection for every POST to
>> _replicate you'll hit the system limit (also 1024 in Ubuntu IIRC)
>> twice as fast.
> I see that you mean. Though i am using a connection pool in the update
> notification as well. I verified that i am not leaking connections on
> the client side. The only reason i have to throw away and open a nw
> connection is if the response is returned chunked.
> I see the reasons for chunged transfer encoding. Is there a way to
> disable it on connections so i can make sure i have a fixed connection
> pool size on the client?

Hi Simon, I'm not sure I follow why chunked responses require new  
connections, but in any event, I'm fairly certain that responses to  
_replicate are not chunked.

(Digression more appropriate for dev@) Does the client really have any  
control over whether the responses are chunked?  I guess the "right"  
way to force no chunking from the client side would be to make an HTTP/ 
1.0 request (with Connection: keep-alive if you still want the  
connection pool).  We should check at some point to see if that  
actually works.


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