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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2500) A Linux-specific Directory impl that bypasses the buffer cache
Date Thu, 24 Jun 2010 13:35:51 GMT


Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-2500:

Uwe found this nice ant plugin:

It would allow us to [optionally] build the dynamic lib (JNI extension) from ant.

But I'm not going to have any time any time soon to try it... and I'm not good with The Ant.

> A Linux-specific Directory impl that bypasses the buffer cache
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-2500
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: contrib/*
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Assignee: Michael McCandless
>             Fix For: 3.1, 4.0
>         Attachments: LUCENE-2500.patch
> I've been testing how we could prevent Lucene's merges from evicting
> pages from the OS's buffer cache.  I tried fadvise/madvise (via JNI)
> but (frustratingly), I could not get them to work (details at
> The only thing that worked was to use Linux's O_DIRECT flag, which
> forces all IO to bypass the buffer cache entirely... so I created a
> Linux-specific Directory impl to do this.

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