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From "Yonik Seeley" <yo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-665) temporary file access denied on Windows
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2006 00:39:19 GMT
On 9/13/06, Chris Hostetter <hossman_lucene@fucit.org> wrote:
> I agree in spirit, but the caveat to that is that if we silently
> work arround the problem at a very low level, it can lead to situations
> were lucene is constaintly waiting and retrying every single operation --
> which may lead people to assume Lucene itself is slow just because of
> their environment.

Good point. In practice I think it's only a problem if it's
reproducable (happens very often). I'd be surprised if it was that
reproducable since lucene wouldn't be usable at all for some people if
that were the case.  A warning of some kind would seem to be most
appropriate.

> An exception thrown can be researched and documented in such a way that
> application developers can fix it themselves.

The problem is, it could be spurious enough that one wouldn't get the
exception until it's in production, or sold to a customer, etc... too
late to debug.  It would be nice if we could handle the spurious
error.


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

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