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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1658) Absorb NIOFSDirectory into FSDirectory
Date Tue, 26 May 2009 17:27:45 GMT

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Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-1658:
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OK so I think FSDir.open should default to MMapDir on 64 bit machine,
NIOFSDir on non-windows machines, and SimpleFSDir on windows 32 bit
machines.  I'll rev the patch.

Next question: does anyone know how to reliably determine if the
running JRE is 32 or 64 bit?  I found this:

    http://forums.java.net/jive/message.jspa?messageID=274406

but I'm worried about how portable that solution is...

> Absorb NIOFSDirectory into FSDirectory
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1658
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1658
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Store
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Assignee: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.9
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1658.patch, LUCENE-1658.patch
>
>
> I think whether one uses java.io.* vs java.nio.* or eventually
> java.nio2.*, or some other means, is an under-the-hood implementation
> detail of FSDirectory and doesn't merit a whole separate class.
> I think FSDirectory should be the core class one uses when one's index
> is in the filesystem.
> So, I'd like to deprecate NIOFSDirectory, absorbing it into
> FSDirectory, and add a setting "useNIO" to FSDirectory.  It should
> default to "true" for non-Windows OSs, because it gives far better
> concurrent performance on all platforms but Windows (due to known Sun
> JRE issue http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6265734).

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