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From Randall Leeds <>
Subject Re: seplication timeout problem
Date Mon, 08 Nov 2010 20:11:41 GMT
max_http_sessions and max_http_pipeline should control how many
connections and how many pipeline requests the replicator is allowed
to make per host.
Right now this is actually broken for pull replication and the
settings don't do anything, but the fix is (mostly) easy. On the other
hand I think Filipe has been rewriting much of the replicator code so
maybe it's not worth patching right now.

If you tell us what timeout errors you're seeing and where I might be
able to tell you how you could correct it.
For example, if max_http_sessions and max_http_pipeline is the problem
you would see "couch_rep_httpc request failed after 10 retries..." in
the couch server log.


On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 04:45, Marco Monteiro <> wrote:
> I'm trying to use CouchDB with Amazon's EC2 micro instances. These are very
> slow.
> There are no official numbers, but I think they are more or less equivalent
> to Pentium 2 at 200 MHz.
> I have 100 databases. There are 10 "master" databases and each has 10
> "slave" databases.
> Each of the 10 master databases has many documents (around 50,000); the
> slaves start with no
> documents.
> I want to have continuous filtered seplication between each master and its
> slaves. When I start
> the continuous seplications, I get lots of timeouts in the seplication
> processes. I think that part
> of the problem is the communication with the JavaScript process for running
> the filters. These
> would go away if I implemented the filters in Erlang, right?
> Anyway, I'm trying to tweak the configuration to prevent the timeouts. I'm
> specifically playing with
> os_process_timeout, which I understand, and with max_http_sessions,
> max_http_pipeline_size,
> which I don't understand. What do these do?
> Anybody has any advice for me to get rid of the timeouts? Any other option
> in the configuration
> option that I can use?
> Thanks,
> Marco

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