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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-18620

Reduce frequency of "staticYield can't unlock" log message

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major - P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 2.6.11
    • Component/s: Querying
    • Labels:
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    • Backwards Compatibility:
      Fully Compatible
    • Sprint:
      Quint Iteration 4

      Description

      The "staticYield can't unlock" message is printed to the diagnostic log when a a query that cannot yield locks is running for a long time. As of 2.6.0, examples of queries that cannot yield locks include (partial list): findAndModify operations with a sort, queries run inside the "eval" command.

      Example message logged by findAndModify with a sort:

      2015-05-21T15:34:43.593-0400 [conn6] warning: ClientCursor::staticYield can't unlock b/c of recursive lock ns:  top: { opid: 187792, active: true, secs_running: 0, microsecs_running: 275999, op: "query", ns: "test", query: { findandmodify: "foo", query: { a: 1.0 }, sort: { b: 1.0 }, update: { c: 1.0 } }, client: "127.0.0.1:59841", desc: "conn6", threadId: "0x7f407c20d700", connectionId: 6, locks: { ^: "w", ^test: "W" }, waitingForLock: false, numYields: 0, lockStats: { timeLockedMicros: {}, timeAcquiringMicros: { r: 0, w: 7 } } }
      

      It is often the case that these queries are running for a long time because they are unindexed or poorly indexed. In this case, the problem goes away once an appropriate index is created.

      However, this message is logged too frequently; it should only be logged periodically. Reducing the frequency that this message is logged will help eliminate log spam for users that don't care that they have long-running queries that cannot yield locks.

      This message was removed for version 3.0.0 of the server.

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