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From "Yonik Seeley" <yo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: After kill -9 index was corrupt
Date Mon, 11 Sep 2006 14:14:54 GMT
On 9/11/06, Michael McCandless <lucene@mikemccandless.com> wrote:
> However, I do think it would be a good idea to [optionally] add a
> sync() call on committing the segments file to still be robust to OS /
> machine crashing... it would slow down performance of indexing but
> hopefully not by too much since the segments file is small.

To increase crash resilience, one would want to sync all the segment
files *before* writing the new segments file.  Of course it's not
always easy to ensure data is actually on stable storage:
http://brad.livejournal.com/2116715.html

-Yonik
http://incubator.apache.org/solr Solr, the open-source Lucene search server

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