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From "Mark Miller (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-831) Complete overhaul of FieldCache API/Implementation
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:24:46 GMT

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Mark Miller commented on LUCENE-831:
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bq. i haven't had any time to do further work on this issue ... partly because i haven't had
a lot of time, but mainly because i'm hoping to get some feedback on the overall approach
before any more serious effort investment. 

Wheres that investment Hoss? You've orphaned your baby. There is a fairly decent amount of
feedback here.

> Complete overhaul of FieldCache API/Implementation
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-831
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-831
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Search
>            Reporter: Hoss Man
>             Fix For: 3.0
>
>         Attachments: fieldcache-overhaul.032208.diff, fieldcache-overhaul.diff, fieldcache-overhaul.diff,
LUCENE-831.03.28.2008.diff, LUCENE-831.03.30.2008.diff, LUCENE-831.03.31.2008.diff, LUCENE-831.patch,
LUCENE-831.patch, LUCENE-831.patch
>
>
> Motivation:
> 1) Complete overhaul the API/implementation of "FieldCache" type things...
>     a) eliminate global static map keyed on IndexReader (thus
>         eliminating synch block between completley independent IndexReaders)
>     b) allow more customization of cache management (ie: use 
>         expiration/replacement strategies, disk backed caches, etc)
>     c) allow people to define custom cache data logic (ie: custom
>         parsers, complex datatypes, etc... anything tied to a reader)
>     d) allow people to inspect what's in a cache (list of CacheKeys) for
>         an IndexReader so a new IndexReader can be likewise warmed. 
>     e) Lend support for smarter cache management if/when
>         IndexReader.reopen is added (merging of cached data from subReaders).
> 2) Provide backwards compatibility to support existing FieldCache API with
>     the new implementation, so there is no redundent caching as client code
>     migrades to new API.

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