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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1658) Absorb NIOFSDirectory into FSDirectory
Date Mon, 01 Jun 2009 12:32:07 GMT

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Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-1658:
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I'm thinking MMapDirectory is too problematic to return by default from open(), because of
the unexpected increase transient disk usage.

I think we should add the hack to MMapDir, disabled by default, and add a setter to enable
it (with javadocs clear about the warnings).  When used appropriately it can make MMapdir
very usable, as a workaround until Sun fixes the bug.

So I think we should:

  * Fix open to return NIOFSDir on all non-Windows plaforms, and SimpleFSDir on Windows

  * Document the sun bug in MMapDir & FSDir

  * Include hack in MMapDir, disabled by default

> 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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