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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1536) if a filter can support random access API, we should use it
Date Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:20:14 GMT

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Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-1536:
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I like this approach!

But should we somehow decouple the density check vs the is random access check?  Ie, isRandomAccess
should return true or false based on the underlying datastructure.  Then, somehow, I think
the search code should determine whether a given docIdSet should be randomly accessed vs iterated?
 (I'm not sure how yet!)

Also, we somehow need the mechanism to "denormalize" the application of the filter from top
to bottom, ie, each leaf TermQuery involved in the full query needs to know to apply the random
access filter just like it applies deletes.

> if a filter can support random access API, we should use it
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1536
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1536
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Search
>    Affects Versions: 2.4
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Assignee: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.9
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1536.patch
>
>
> I ran some performance tests, comparing applying a filter via
> random-access API instead of current trunk's iterator API.
> This was inspired by LUCENE-1476, where we realized deletions should
> really be implemented just like a filter, but then in testing found
> that switching deletions to iterator was a very sizable performance
> hit.
> Some notes on the test:
>   * Index is first 2M docs of Wikipedia.  Test machine is Mac OS X
>     10.5.6, quad core Intel CPU, 6 GB RAM, java 1.6.0_07-b06-153.
>   * I test across multiple queries.  1-X means an OR query, eg 1-4
>     means 1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4, whereas +1-4 is an AND query, ie 1 AND 2
>     AND 3 AND 4.  "u s" means "united states" (phrase search).
>   * I test with multiple filter densities (0, 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, 75, 90,
>     95, 98, 99, 99.99999 (filter is non-null but all bits are set),
>     100 (filter=null, control)).
>   * Method high means I use random-access filter API in
>     IndexSearcher's main loop.  Method low means I use random-access
>     filter API down in SegmentTermDocs (just like deleted docs
>     today).
>   * Baseline (QPS) is current trunk, where filter is applied as iterator up
>     "high" (ie in IndexSearcher's search loop).

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