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  2. DOCS-3838

unclear locking behavior when repairing a database

    • Type: Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Done
    • Priority: Icon: Major - P3 Major - P3
    • v1.3.10
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    • Component/s: manual
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      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.

            Assignee:
            tim.slavin Tim Slavin
            Reporter:
            aaron.westendorf Aaron Westendorf
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              9 years, 28 weeks, 1 day ago