lcb_make_http_request is opening a new socket for each call


I am doing some tests for the views in Couchbase . To query a view I am using lcb_make_http_request method. The problem I have encountered is that for each call of the lcb_make_http_request a new tcp socked is opened on the client side.
The connection instance is created only once using lcb_create and lcb_connect, which opens only one tcp socket, so it's really the lcb_make_http_request that is creating the other tcp sockets.
Those tcp sockets are not freed immediately after the callback finish, they are kept in a TIME_WAIT state for around 1 minute before they are closed.

When the number of lcb_make_http_request is very high (in my case a loop of > 40000 iterations) after a while the lcb_make_http_request will return the error "Connection failed" , must probably because it has reached the maximum number of sockets it can open.

Can anyone explain if opening one socket per lcb_make_http_request is the right behavior in Couchbase or is there a way to avoid this? And if it is the normal behavior ... what could be the solution to be able to do as many lcb_make_http_requests as needed without being limited by the maximum number of sockets the client can open during one minute ?

On the client side I am using the C API libcouchbase-2.0.1 and on the server side Couchbase 2.0.


can anyone answer this question? looks like this issue would be performance bottleneck if it cannot be resolved.

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Update to libcouchbase 2.1.3, we have fix for that there