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  1. Documentation
  2. DOCS-3838

unclear locking behavior when repairing a database

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Major - P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • None
    • v1.3.10
    • manual
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    Description

      The documentation on locking during a database repair is ambiguous.

      http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/reference/command/repairDatabase/

      The command documentation implies a global lock is obtained. This alone is unclear because it's not obvious if this was updated after per-database locks were implemented.

      To clear up confusion, a user may find themselves on this page, which very strongly implies that repairing a database will only hold the lock on the database being repaired, not the "database" as in the whole process.

      http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/faq/concurrency/#which-administrative-commands-lock-the-database

      I just attempted to repair a database on a 2.6 replica set secondary and all operations across all databases were blocked.

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              tim.slavin Tim Slavin
              aaron.westendorf Aaron Westendorf
              Jonathan Dahl Jonathan Dahl
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