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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (LUCENE-635) [PATCH] Decouple locking implementation from Directory implementation
Date Thu, 27 Jul 2006 00:31:14 GMT
[PATCH] Decouple locking implementation from Directory implementation
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                 Key: LUCENE-635
                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-635
             Project: Lucene - Java
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Index
    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
            Reporter: Michael McCandless
            Priority: Minor


This is a spinoff of http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-305.

I've opened this new issue to capture that it's wider scope than
LUCENE-305.

This is a patch originally created by Jeff Patterson (see above link)
and then modified as described here:

  http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-305#action_12418493

with some small additional changes:

  * For each FSDirectory.getDirectory(), I made a corresponding
    version that also accepts a LockFactory instance.  So, you can
    construct an FSDirectory with your own LockFactory.

  * Cascaded defaulting for FSDirectory's LockFactory implementation:
    if you pass in a LockFactory instance, it's used; else if
    setDisableLocks was called, we use NoLockFactory; else, if the
    system property "org.apache.lucene.store.FSDirectoryLockFactoryClass"
    is defined, we use that; finally, we'll use the original locking
    implementation (SimpleFSLockFactory).

The gist is that all locking code has been moved out of *Directory and
into subclasses of a new abstract LockFactory class.  You can now set
the LockFactory of a Directory to change how it does locking.  For
example, you can create an FSDirectory but set its locking to
SingleInstanceLockFactory (if you know all writing/reading will take
place a single JVM).

The changes pass all unit tests (on Ubuntu Linux Sun Java 1.5 and
Windows XP Sun Java 1.4), and I added another TestCase to test the
LockFactory code.

Note that LockFactory defaults are not changed: FSDirectory defaults
to SimpleFSLockFactory and RAMDirectory defaults to
SingleInstanceLockFactory.

Next step (separate issue) is to create a LockFactory that uses the OS
native locks (through java.nio).


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