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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: How to leverage the LogMergePolicy "calibrateSizeByDeletes" patch in Solr ?
Date Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:12:48 GMT

On Sep 21, 2009, at 9:35 PM, John Wang wrote:

> Jason:
>     You are missing the point.
>     The idea is to avoid merging of large segments. The point of  
> this MergePolicy is to balance segment merges across the index. The  
> aim is not to have 1 large segment, it is to have n segments with  
> balanced sizes.
>     When the large segment is out of the IO cache, replacing it is  
> very costly. What we have done is to split the cost over time by  
> having more frequent but faster merges.

Yeah, I have seen this in action several times as well.  See also some  
discussion at:


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