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From Adam Kocoloski <>
Subject Re: SASL overhead (was Re: CouchDB and Hadoop_)
Date Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:40:05 GMT
On Apr 19, 2010, at 4:24 PM, Randall Leeds wrote:

> Nice! Definitely the full state should be kept if debug logging is on, but I
> like this approach. I had thought of truncating the state in terminate but
> hadn't put it together to check the log level and was worried about losing
> debugging info.
> At least this portion of the patch might be a great candidate for someone
> who wants to get their hands dirty with patches.
> couch_rep_* processes are a great place to start, clearing document queues
> in the #state record and clearing the process message queue (is there a way
> to do this in erlang that's better than a tight receive loop)?

Nope, a tight receive loop is the way to go afaik.


> On Apr 19, 2010 4:18 PM, "Adam Kocoloski" <> wrote:
> CouchDB definitely needs a bit of spring cleaning in the logging department.
> If you haven't noticed, most error messages are written *twice* in the
> logs, once in a very nice format by SASL and once in a crude format by
> couch_log.  I believe this is because the couch_log event handler is
> installed in the same event manager as the SASL error_logger, and because
> the second handle_event clause in couch_log matches SASL-style error
> reports. So even if you turned off the SASL error_logger I think you'd still
> get these messages in the log.  I've been meaning to fix that ...
> I'd prefer to keep the SASL-style logs, although I understand that we need
> to trim them down.  That can be accomplished on a process-by-process basis
> by identifying the processes with large internal states and truncating those
> states in a terminate() function just before exiting (perhaps keeping the
> full state if ?LOG_DEBUG is on).  Cheers,
> Adam
> On Apr 19, 2010, at 4:03 PM, Randall Leeds wrote:
>> I've found that replication crashes pin the cp...

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