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From Jeff Macdonald <>
Subject Re: all_dbs_active - what should an app do when it gets this?
Date Tue, 24 Nov 2009 15:16:55 GMT
On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 8:26 PM, Jeff Macdonald <> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 6:41 PM, Damien Katz <> wrote:
>> Yeah, the limit is 100 open dbs at a time. Databases that are being
>> compacted or having views built will cause the dbs to remain open even if no
>> clients are actively access the server. Continuous replication shouldn't
>> keep the dbs open unless it's actively replicatng changes.
>> You can up the open db limit to whatever you want, but you might have to
>> boost the open files allowable in the OS settings somewhere.
>> If you are hitting the limit, but don't have enough clients accessing the
>> dbs, and have no views being built and no compactions happening, it might be
>> bug in CouchDB.
> I have 1 client program using Net::CouchDB, no views yet, no
> compactions. I'll try to create a small test program tomorrow to see
> if I can duplicate the conditions.

hmmm.... before I do this, maybe I'm mis-understanding what an active
db is. Does it mean there is some activity with a database, or that a
database simply exists?

Jeff Macdonald
Ayer, MA

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