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From Søren Hilmer>
Subject Re: Lazy Fulltext Search
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2008 06:55:38 GMT
Hi Jan

It certainly would simplify configuration, allthough the
DbUpdateNotificationProcess setting ought to be retained as it is
potentially usefull for other stuff than indexing (can you have more than
one of these, setup?)

I am also worried about responsetimes for searching, potentially the
indexing can take considerable time. With the current approach indexing
can be done off peak hours and only searching is done at prime time.

Have fun
Søren Hilmer, M.Sc., M.Crypt.
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On Thu, April 10, 2008 23:32, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
> Heya,
> while thinking more about the fulltext implementation, I began to
> wonder why we don't model it after the view engine.
> At the moment, we have an Indexer waiting for update notifications and
> polling CouchDB for changes and a separate mechanism to register a
> fulltext query Searcher, that looks up things in the index.
> My proposed architectural change would be to trigger the Indexer from
> the Searcher module when a request comes in, just like views work.
> This would delay the creation of fulltext indexes until they are
> actually needed.
> The possible drawback though is, that when building the fulltext index
> is rather slow, old-style pre-calculation might be more feasible. View
> deal with that by requiring frequent requests (possibly cron-ed).
> This is not a proposal or anything, just a thought I wanted to share
> with those who work on fulltext integration.
> If you have any input on this, please let us know ;)
> Cheers
> Jan
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