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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1044) Behavior on hard power shutdown
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:15:51 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on LUCENE-1044:
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> Is a sync before every file close really needed [...] ?

It might be nice if we could use the Linux sync() system call, instead of fsync().  Then we
could call that only when the new segments file is moved into place rather than as each file
is closed.  We could exec the sync shell command when running on Unix, but I don't know whether
there's an equivalent command for Windows, and it wouldn't be Java...

> Behavior on hard power shutdown
> -------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1044
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1044
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Index
>         Environment: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition, Sun Hotspot Java 1.5
>            Reporter: venkat rangan
>            Assignee: Michael McCandless
>             Fix For: 2.3
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1044.patch, LUCENE-1044.take2.patch, LUCENE-1044.take3.patch
>
>
> When indexing a large number of documents, upon a hard power failure  (e.g. pull the
power cord), the index seems to get corrupted. We start a Java application as an Windows Service,
and feed it documents. In some cases (after an index size of 1.7GB, with 30-40 index segment
.cfs files) , the following is observed.
> The 'segments' file contains only zeros. Its size is 265 bytes - all bytes are zeros.
> The 'deleted' file also contains only zeros. Its size is 85 bytes - all bytes are zeros.
> Before corruption, the segments file and deleted file appear to be correct. After this
corruption, the index is corrupted and lost.
> This is a problem observed in Lucene 1.4.3. We are not able to upgrade our customer deployments
to 1.9 or later version, but would be happy to back-port a patch, if the patch is small enough
and if this problem is already solved.

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