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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: meta@public-inbox.org
Subject: [PATCH 18/26] doc: xcpdb: update to reflect the current state
Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 09:36:56 +0000
Message-ID: <20190523093704.18367-19-e@80x24.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190523093704.18367-1-e@80x24.org>

It is no longer a wrapper around copydatabase(1), since
copydatabase did not recover from DatabaseModifiedError.
---
 Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod | 18 ++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod b/Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod
index 4ff5186..c47500b 100644
--- a/Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod
+++ b/Documentation/public-inbox-xcpdb.pod
@@ -8,13 +8,11 @@ public-inbox-xcpdb - copy Xapian DBs (for format upgrades)
 
 =head1 DESCRIPTION
 
-public-inbox-xcpdb is a wrapper for L<copydatabase(1)> for
+public-inbox-xcpdb is similar to L<copydatabase(1)> for
 upgrading to the latest database format supported by Xapian
-(e.g. "glass" or "honey").
-
-It locks the inbox and prevents other processes such as
-L<public-inbox-watch(1)> and L<public-inbox-mda(1)> from
-writing while it operates.
+(e.g. "glass" or "honey"), but is designed to tolerate and
+recover from Xapian database modifications from
+L<public-inbox-watch(1)> or L<public-inbox-mda(1)>.
 
 This is intended for upgrading the database format used by
 Xapian.  It DOES NOT upgrade the schema used by the
@@ -29,6 +27,14 @@ public-inbox search interface (see L<public-inbox-index(1)>).
 The default config file, normally "~/.public-inbox/config".
 See L<public-inbox-config(5)>
 
+=item XAPIAN_FLUSH_THRESHOLD
+
+The number of documents to update before committing changes to
+disk.  This environment is handled directly by Xapian, refer to
+Xapian API documentation for more details.
+
+Default: 10000
+
 =back
 
 =head1 UPGRADING
-- 
EW


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Thread overview: 28+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-05-23  9:36 [PATCH 00/26] xcpdb: ease Xapian DB format migrations Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 01/26] t/convert-compact: skip on missing xapian-compact(1) Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 02/26] v1writable: retire in favor of InboxWritable Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 03/26] doc: document the reason for --no-renumber Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 04/26] search: reenable phrase search on non-chert Xapian Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 05/26] xapcmd: new module for wrapping Xapian commands Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 06/26] admin: hoist out resolve_inboxes for -compact and -index Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 07/26] xapcmd: support spawn options Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 08/26] xcpdb: new tool which wraps Xapian's copydatabase(1) Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 09/26] xapcmd: do not cleanup on errors Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 10/26] admin: move index_inbox over Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 11/26] xcpdb: implement using Perl bindings Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 12/26] xapcmd: xcpdb supports compaction Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 13/26] v2writable: hoist out log_range sub for readability Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 14/26] xcpdb: use fine-grained locking Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 15/26] xcpdb: implement progress reporting Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 16/26] xcpdb: cleanup error handling and diagnosis Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 17/26] xapcmd: avoid EXDEV when finalizing changes Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` Eric Wong [this message]
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 19/26] xapcmd: use "print STDERR" for progress reporting Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 20/26] xcpdb: show re-indexing progress Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:36 ` [PATCH 21/26] xcpdb: remove temporary directories on aborts Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:37 ` [PATCH 22/26] compact: reuse infrastructure from xcpdb Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:37 ` [PATCH 23/26] xcpdb|compact: support some xapian-compact switches Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:37 ` [PATCH 24/26] xapcmd: cleanup on interrupted xcpdb "--compact" Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:37 ` [PATCH 25/26] xcpdb|compact: support --jobs/-j flag like gmake(1) Eric Wong
2019-05-23  9:37 ` [PATCH 26/26] xapcmd: do not reset %SIG until last Xtmpdir is done Eric Wong
2019-05-23 10:37 ` [PATCH 27/26] doc: various updates to reflect current state Eric Wong

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