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From "Emmanuel Lecharny (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (DIRSERVER-1477) Add an extended operation to re-index an attribute
Date Sat, 18 May 2013 05:03:15 GMT


Emmanuel Lecharny updated DIRSERVER-1477:

    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.0.0-RC1)

Needed, but we won't have time for RC1
> Add an extended operation to re-index an attribute
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIRSERVER-1477
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory ApacheDS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Emmanuel Lecharny
>             Fix For: 2.0.0-RC2
> We need a way to re-index an attribute live. The best solution would be to add an extended
operation to do so.
> The problem we will have with this approach is that we should deal with the ongoing operations
: search, add, delete, etc... while the index is being rebuilt.
> One solution would be to :
> - block any update during the index construction
> - keep directing pending search operations on the previous table until the index is built
> - new search will also be using the previous index until the index is built
> - when the index is built, then we should redirect all the operation to the new index
> - when we don't have anymore operations using the old index, then we can ditch it
> - one special case is the persistent search operation. We should redirect it to use the
new index when it has been rebuilt
> - last, not least, the new update operations (those which has been sent after the ExtendedOperation
has been received) should be hold in a queue until the index is built.
> I don't think it should be a big deal to implement such a system, but we can restrain
it to newly added index (reindexing  should be just used when the index is broken, and it's
more or less an admin task).
> Not sure either it makes sense to add an operation to remove an index, but why not.
> We should also have a specific parameter if we want to modify the index cache size.

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