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From Wendall Cada <>
Subject Re: couchdb 1.2 on RHEL6 :: OS reboots under load
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 21:38:23 GMT
This appears to be an ESX Hypervisor crash. CouchDB doesn't do anything 
that any other app can do in terms of crashing your hypervisor. Probably 
a VMWare bug, so check your host server logs and see if you can isolate 
what is causing the crash. IMO, this has nothing whatsoever to do with 
CouchDB, other than it happened to be the application putting load on 
the server at the time.


On 05/22/2012 02:25 PM, Daniel Myung wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I built couchdb 1.2.0 from source on our RHEL6 machine.  We're looking to
> transition our production environment to this new machine once it's fully
> setup.  However we're running into serious stability issues with the setup.
> When under moderate load (like building views on one design doc that's
> pretty lightweight - no reduces, just 4-5 views emitting simple property
> for a key, and null values), the machine will unexpectedly reboot.  The
> system log files and dmesg show no sign of distress, duress, or panic, just
> as if it's humming along, then the logs show the standard bootup messages
> with no indication of an orderly shutdown.
> The top processes shown at the time show regular CPU/memory usage of
> couchjs, beam, then bam, the entire machine gets borked hard.
> The total DB size is 12 gigs, and we're in the process of splitting it out
> to smaller chunks.  It's been a rather frustrating process on this install
> as view index rebuilds would cause it to crash, and most recently, a local
> filtered replication hung and caused the machine to reboot.
> *System Info:*
> RHEL 6.1 (stock, latest updates as of this writing, nothing else running
> right now)
> 2.6.32-131.28.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Apr 19 06:41:00 EDT 2012 x86_64
> x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> The machine is running off of vmware ESX hypervisor, with 3CPUs and 6gb of
> ram.
> The only other config of note I can think of is that our couchdb databases
> and views reside in directories mounted via ecryptfs.
> Have others ran into issues with RHEL6 and 1.2.0?
> Thanks,
> Dan

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