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6.5.0 (2024-03-11)

The MongoDB Node.js team is pleased to announce version 6.5.0 of the mongodb package!

Release Notes

Bulk Write Operations Generate Ids using pkFactory

When performing inserts, the driver automatically generates _ids for each document if there is no _id present. By default, the driver generates ObjectIds. An option, pkFactory, can be used to configure the driver to generate _ids that are not object ids.

For a long time, only Collection.insert and Collection.insertMany actually used the pkFactory, if configured. Notably, Collection.bulkWrite(), Collection.initializeOrderedBulkOp() and Collection.initializeOrderedBulkOp() always generated ObjectIds, regardless of what was configured on collection.

The driver always generates _ids for inserted documents using the pkFactory.


If you are using a pkFactory and performing bulk writes, you may have inserted data into your database that does not have _ids generated by the pkFactory.

Fixed applying read preference to commands depending on topology

When connecting to a secondary in a replica set with a direct connection, if a read operation is performed, the driver attaches a read preference of primaryPreferred to the command.

Fixed memory leak in Connection layer

The Connection class has recently been refactored to operate on our socket operations using promises. An oversight how we made async network operations interruptible made new promises for every operation. We've simplified the approach and corrected the leak.

Query SRV and TXT records in parallel

When connecting using a convenient SRV connection string (mongodb+srv://) hostnames are obtained from an SRV dns lookup and some configuration options are obtained from a TXT dns query. Those DNS operations are now performed in parallel to reduce first-time connection latency.

Container and Kubernetes Awareness

The Node.js driver now keeps track of container metadata in the client.env.container field of the handshake document.

If space allows, the following metadata will be included in client.env.container:

env?: { 
  container?: {
    orchestrator?: 'kubernetes' // if process.env.KUBERNETES_SERVICE_HOST is set
    runtime?: 'docker' // if the '/.dockerenv' file exists

Note: If neither Kubernetes nor Docker is present, client.env will not have the container property.

Add property errorResponse to MongoServerError

The MongoServer error maps keys from the error document returned by the server on to itself. There are some use cases where the original error document is desirable to obtain in isolation. So now, the mongoServerError.errorResponse property stores a reference to the error document returned by the server.

Deprecated unused CloseOptions interface

The CloseOptions interface was unintentionally made public and was only intended for use in the driver's internals. Due to recent refactoring (NODE-5915), this interface is no longer used in the driver. Since it was marked public, out of an abundance of caution we will not be removing it outside of a major version, but we have deprecated it and will be removing it in the next major version.


Bug Fixes

Performance Improvements


We invite you to try the mongodb library immediately, and report any issues to the NODE project.