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From Daniel Myung <>
Subject couchdb 1.2 on RHEL6 :: OS reboots under load
Date Tue, 22 May 2012 21:25:56 GMT
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
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?


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