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From "Shai Erera (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2331) Add NoOpMergePolicy
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2010 17:00:27 GMT

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Shai Erera commented on LUCENE-2331:
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I like NoMergesPolicy ... perhaps, like NoLockFactory, we can call it NoMergePolicy? so MP
is preserved in the name (not that it's critical)?

> Add NoOpMergePolicy
> -------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-2331
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2331
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Shai Erera
>             Fix For: 3.1
>
>
> I'd like to add a simple and useful MP implementation which does .... nothing ! :). I've
came across many places where either the following is documented or implemented: "if you want
to prevent merges, set mergeFactor to a high enough value". I think a NoOpMergePolicy is just
as good, and can REALLY allow you disable merges (except for maybe set mergeFactor to Int.MAX_VAL).
> As such, NoOpMergePolicy will be introduced as a singleton, and can be used for convenience
purposes only. Also, for Parallel Index it's important, because I'd like the slices to never
do any merges, unless ParallelWriter decides so. So they should be set w/ that MP.
> I have a patch ready. Waiting for LUCENE-2320 to go in, so that I don't need to change
it afterwards.
> About the name - I like the name, but suggestions are welcome. I thought of a NullMergePolicy,
but I don't like 'Null' used for a NoOp.

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