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From "Yonik Seeley" <yo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-665) temporary file access denied on Windows
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2006 21:31:16 GMT
On 9/13/06, Chris Hostetter <hossman_lucene@fucit.org> wrote:
> the problem
> stems from software that does what seems to be the equivilent of trying to
> open any file that has recently been closed by any other app ... as
> a java library Lucene shouldn't be expected to guard against that any more
> then it should be expected to guard against the possibility of people
> randmoly renaming or deleting files in the index directory

The problem is the mere act of observing can cause the problem on
Windows... and it's not limited to automated programs.  What if a
sysadmin executes something that looks at the index files - perhaps a
find or ls with the right params could trigger it.

Since we can't fix this problem, only make it less likely, maybe we
should also put something in the FAQ about avoiding even looking at
index files on Windows.


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

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