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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1877) Use NativeFSLockFactory as default for new API (direct ctors &
Date Wed, 02 Sep 2009 18:26:34 GMT


Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-1877:

Patch looks good!  I like the deprecation of FSDir.set/getDisableLocks and the new FSLockFactory

bq. Maybe we should add a note somewhere in javadocs. The same with the default FSDir class
property (its also indirectly deprecated

+1, I think we should deprecate these global system properties.

> Use NativeFSLockFactory as default for new API (direct ctors &
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-1877
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Javadocs
>            Reporter: Mark Miller
>            Assignee: Uwe Schindler
>             Fix For: 2.9
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1877.patch, LUCENE-1877.patch
> A user requested we add a note in IndexWriter alerting the availability of NativeFSLockFactory
(allowing you to avoid retaining locks on abnormal jvm exit). Seems reasonable to me - we
want users to be able to easily stumble upon this class. The below code looks like a good
spot to add a note - could also improve whats there a bit - opening an IndexWriter does not
necessarily create a lock file - that would depend on the LockFactory used.
> {code}  <p>Opening an <code>IndexWriter</code> creates a lock file
for the directory in use. Trying to open
>   another <code>IndexWriter</code> on the same directory will lead to a
>   {@link LockObtainFailedException}. The {@link LockObtainFailedException}
>   is also thrown if an IndexReader on the same directory is used to delete documents
>   from the index.</p>{code}
> Anyone remember why NativeFSLockFactory is not the default over SimpleFSLockFactory?

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