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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2779) Use ConcurrentHashMap in RAMDirectory
Date Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:40:24 GMT

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Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-2779:
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bq. But I still don't think we should do this, its a bug outside Lucene in a seldom used JVM!


Actually I think [sadly] it is our responsibility to sidestep JRE bugs when we can.  We want
to maximize Lucene's portability.

> Use ConcurrentHashMap in RAMDirectory
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-2779
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2779
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Store
>            Reporter: Shai Erera
>            Assignee: Shai Erera
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.1, 4.0
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-2779-backwardsfix.patch, LUCENE-2779.patch, LUCENE-2779.patch,
LUCENE-2779.patch, TestCHM.java
>
>
> RAMDirectory synchronizes on its instance in many places to protect access to map of
RAMFiles, in addition to updating the sizeInBytes member. In many places the sync is done
for 'read' purposes, while only in few places we need 'write' access. This looks like a perfect
use case for ConcurrentHashMap
> Also, syncing around sizeInBytes is unnecessary IMO, since it's an AtomicLong ...
> I'll post a patch shortly.

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