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  1. Java Driver
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Infinite loop on MongoCursor initiated from ChangeStream

    • Type: Icon: Task Task
    • Resolution: Done
    • Priority: Icon: Minor - P4 Minor - P4
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    • Affects Version/s: 3.6.4
    • Component/s: Query Operations
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      I would like to leverage from ChangeStream usage to organize versioning/audit in my application. ChangeStreamDocuments are to be intercepted after any of insert*/save*/delete* operations is called using Spring Data/Mongo Repository.

      The following code snippet is used to iterate over collection's ChangeStreamDocuments.

      try (MongoCursor<Document> cursor = collection.watch().iterator()) {
          while (cursor.hasNext()) {

      The issue is that this code sticks after the first operation (new entity insertion) if the DB is empty. An infinite loop is run insideĀ cursor.hasNext().

      I could only come up with an asynchronous solution which opens a persistent cursor against the DB and applies a Block function on each new incoming event. The biggest drawback of this solution is that each persistent cursor consumes a connection from the pool.

      Block<ChangeStreamDocument<Document>> persistBlock = changeStreamDocument -> store(changeStreamDocument);

      Please, advise what could be done in this case and whether my code should work as expected, but has a bug.

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            xwandi Roman Golovan
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