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From "Shai Erera (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1658) Absorb NIOFSDirectory into FSDirectory
Date Mon, 01 Jun 2009 11:10:07 GMT

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Shai Erera commented on LUCENE-1658:
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Perhaps I didn't phrase it well. I wasn't worried about memory consumption per sei, but the
behavior. On a couple of projects I've worked in, they were very reluctant to having packages
allocate memory outside the JVM, and that's my understanding of memory mapped buffers. So
what worries me is that by calling FSDir.get()/open(), I will unknowingly do that ...

While creating SimpleFSDir/NIOFSDir has smaller effect, I think this is not the case with
MMapDir. But if you decide to include MMapDir in that auto-create logic, I hope there will
be a way to instantiate a specific FSDir, in case we'll have problems with that logic.

> 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: Uwe Schindler
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.9
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1658-take2.patch, LUCENE-1658-take2.patch, LUCENE-1658-take3.patch,
LUCENE-1658-take3.patch, LUCENE-1658-take3.patch, LUCENE-1658-take3.patch, LUCENE-1658-take3.patch,
LUCENE-1658.patch, 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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