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From "Simon Willnauer (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (LUCENE-2025) Ability to turn off the store for an index
Date Mon, 14 Mar 2011 14:37:32 GMT


Simon Willnauer updated LUCENE-2025:

    Labels: mentor  (was: gsoc2011 lucene-gsoc-11)

> Ability to turn off the store for an index
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-2025
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Michael Busch
>            Assignee: Michael Busch
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: mentor
>             Fix For: 4.0
> It would be really good in combination with parallel indexing if the
> Lucene store could be turned off entirely for an index. 
> The reason is that part of the store is the FieldIndex (.fdx file),
> which contains an 8 bytes pointer for each document in a segment, even
> if a document does not contain any stored fields.
> With parallel indexing we will want to rewrite certain parallel
> indexes to update them, and if such an update affects only a small
> number of documents it will be a waste if you have to write the .fdx
> file every time.
> So in the case where you only want to update a data structure in the
> inverted index it makes sense to separate your index into multiple
> parallel indexes, where the ones you want to update don't contain any
> stored fields.
> It'd be also great to not only allow turning off the store but to make
> it customizable, similarly to what flexible indexing wants to achieve
> regarding the inverted index.
> As a start I'd be happy with the ability to simply turn off the store and to
> add more flexibility later.

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