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From "Shalin Shekhar Mangar (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1630) Mating Collector and Scorer on doc Id orderness
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:25:07 GMT


Shalin Shekhar Mangar commented on LUCENE-1630:

Something is still wrong, I'm seeing:

SEVERE: java.lang.NullPointerException
	at org.apache.solr.handler.component.QueryComponent.process(

I did some digging around. It seems that before r787772 (LUCENE-1630), the BooleanQuery#scorer
used to return a null scorer only if the subScorer was null *and* the clause was required.
With trunk, the new BooleanQuery#scorer method returns null if the sub scorer is null without
checking if the clause was required. But I'm not sure if that is the only problem. When I
changed BooleanQuery to the old behavior, I still see the same NPE but this time it is coming
from DisjunctionMaxQuery#scorer due to subScorer.nextDoc() != DocIdSetIterator.NO_MORE_DOCS
always being false. The subScorer in this case was ExactPhraseScorer.

> Mating Collector and Scorer on doc Id orderness
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-1630
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Search
>            Reporter: Shai Erera
>            Assignee: Michael McCandless
>             Fix For: 2.9
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1630-2.patch, LUCENE-1630.patch, LUCENE-1630.patch, LUCENE-1630.patch,
LUCENE-1630.patch, LUCENE-1630.patch, LUCENE-1630.patch
> This is a spin off of LUCENE-1593. This issue proposes to expose appropriate API on Scorer
and Collector such that one can create an optimized Collector based on a given Scorer's doc-id
orderness and vice versa. Copied from LUCENE-1593, here is the list of changes:
> # Deprecate Weight and create QueryWeight (abstract class) with a new scorer(reader,
scoreDocsInOrder), replacing the current scorer(reader) method. QueryWeight implements Weight,
while score(reader) calls score(reader, false /* out-of-order */) and scorer(reader, scoreDocsInOrder)
is defined abstract.
> #* Also add QueryWeightWrapper to wrap a given Weight implementation. This one will also
be deprecated, as well as package-private.
> #* Add to Query variants of createWeight and weight which return QueryWeight. For now,
I prefer to add a default impl which wraps the Weight variant instead of overriding in all
Query extensions, and in 3.0 when we remove the Weight variants - override in all extending
> # Add to Scorer isOutOfOrder with a default to false, and override in BS to true.
> # Modify BooleanWeight to extend QueryWeight and implement the new scorer method to return
BS2 or BS based on the number of required scorers and setAllowOutOfOrder.
> # Add to Collector an abstract _acceptsDocsOutOfOrder_ which returns true/false.
> #* Use it in methods, that accept a Collector, in order to create
the appropriate Scorer, using the new QueryWeight.
> #* Provide a static create method to TFC and TSDC which accept this as an argument and
creates the proper instance.
> #* Wherever we create a Collector (TSDC or TFC), always ask for out-of-order Scorer and
check on the resulting Scorer isOutOfOrder(), so that we can create the optimized Collector
> # Modify IndexSearcher to use all of the above logic.
> The only class I'm worried about, and would like to verify with you, is Searchable. If
we want to deprecate all the search methods on IndexSearcher, Searcher and Searchable which
accept Weight and add new ones which accept QueryWeight, we must do the following:
> * Deprecate Searchable in favor of Searcher.
> * Add to Searcher the new QueryWeight variants. Here we have two choices: (1) break back-compat
and add them as abstract (like we've done with the new Collector method) or (2) add them with
a default impl to call the Weight versions, documenting these will become abstract in 3.0.
> * Have Searcher extend UnicastRemoteObject and have RemoteSearchable extend Searcher.
That's the part I'm a little bit worried about - Searchable implements java.rmi.Remote, which
means there could be an implementation out there which implements Searchable and extends something
different than UnicastRemoteObject, like Activeable. I think there is very small chance this
has actually happened, but would like to confirm with you guys first.
> * Add a deprecated, package-private, SearchableWrapper which extends Searcher and delegates
all calls to the Searchable member.
> * Deprecate all uses of Searchable and add Searcher instead, defaulting the old ones
to use SearchableWrapper.
> * Make all the necessary changes to IndexSearcher, MultiSearcher etc. regarding overriding
these new methods.
> One other optimization that was discussed in LUCENE-1593 is to expose a topScorer() API
(on Weight) which returns a Scorer that its score(Collector) will be called, and additionally
add a start() method to DISI. That will allow Scorers to initialize either on start() or score(Collector).
This was proposed mainly because of BS and BS2 which check if they are initialized in every
call to next(), skipTo() and score(). Personally I prefer to see that in a separate issue,
following that one (as it might add methods to QueryWeight).

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