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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (LUCENE-2922) Optimize BlockTermsReader.seek
Date Tue, 15 Feb 2011 16:15:57 GMT

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Michael McCandless updated LUCENE-2922:
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    Attachment: LUCENE-2922.patch

Patch.

> Optimize BlockTermsReader.seek
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-2922
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2922
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Assignee: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 4.0
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-2922.patch
>
>
> When we seek, we first consult the terms index to find the right block
> of 32 (default) terms that may hold the target term.  Then, we scan
> that block looking for an exact match.
> The scanning just uses next() and then compares the full term, but
> this is actually rather wasteful.  First off, since all terms in the
> block share a common prefix, we should compare the target against that
> common prefix once, and then only compare the new suffix of each
> term.  Second, since the term suffixes have already been read up front
> into a byte[], we should do a no-copy comparison (vs today, where we
> first read a copy into the local BytesRef and then compare).
> With this opto, I removed the ability for BlockTermsWriter/Reader to
> support arbitrary term sort order -- it's now hardwired to
> BytesRef.utf8SortedAsUnicode.

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