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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1044) Behavior on hard power shutdown
Date Sun, 20 Jan 2008 10:28:34 GMT

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Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-1044:
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This is still in progress.  It's clearly a serious bug since it's something out of your control
that can easily cause index corruption.

sync was removed because the simple approach is far too costly on some IO systems.  The new
approach (sync only on committing a merge) has more reasonable performance, but is not quite
done yet.

> 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: 2.4
>
>         Attachments: FSyncPerfTest.java, LUCENE-1044.patch, LUCENE-1044.take2.patch,
LUCENE-1044.take3.patch, LUCENE-1044.take4.patch, LUCENE-1044.take5.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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