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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1516) Integrate IndexReader with IndexWriter
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2009 21:13:12 GMT

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Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-1516:
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bq. Does this mean that the point of interaction between index writes and reads will still
be the Directory? (i.e. the disk)

For added docs, yes.  But deletions will carry straight through in memory.

> Integrate IndexReader with IndexWriter 
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1516
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1516
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.4
>            Reporter: Jason Rutherglen
>            Assignee: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.9
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch,
LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch,
LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch, LUCENE-1516.patch,
LUCENE-1516.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 672h
>  Remaining Estimate: 672h
>
> The current problem is an IndexReader and IndexWriter cannot be open
> at the same time and perform updates as they both require a write
> lock to the index. While methods such as IW.deleteDocuments enables
> deleting from IW, methods such as IR.deleteDocument(int doc) and
> norms updating are not available from IW. This limits the
> capabilities of performing updates to the index dynamically or in
> realtime without closing the IW and opening an IR, deleting or
> updating norms, flushing, then opening the IW again, a process which
> can be detrimental to realtime updates. 
> This patch will expose an IndexWriter.getReader method that returns
> the currently flushed state of the index as a class that implements
> IndexReader. The new IR implementation will differ from existing IR
> implementations such as MultiSegmentReader in that flushing will
> synchronize updates with IW in part by sharing the write lock. All
> methods of IR will be usable including reopen and clone. 

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