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From "Simon Willnauer (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (LUCENE-2026) Refactoring of IndexWriter
Date Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:14:30 GMT


Simon Willnauer updated LUCENE-2026:

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

> Refactoring of IndexWriter
> --------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-2026
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Michael Busch
>            Assignee: Michael Busch
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: gsoc2011, lucene-gsoc-11, mentor
>             Fix For: 4.0
> I've been thinking for a while about refactoring the IndexWriter into
> two main components.
> One could be called a SegmentWriter and as the
> name says its job would be to write one particular index segment. The
> default one just as today will provide methods to add documents and
> flushes when its buffer is full.
> Other SegmentWriter implementations would do things like e.g. appending or
> copying external segments [what addIndexes*() currently does].
> The second component's job would it be to manage writing the segments
> file and merging/deleting segments. It would know about
> DeletionPolicy, MergePolicy and MergeScheduler. Ideally it would
> provide hooks that allow users to manage external data structures and
> keep them in sync with Lucene's data during segment merges.
> API wise there are things we have to figure out, such as where the
> updateDocument() method would fit in, because its deletion part
> affects all segments, whereas the new document is only being added to
> the new segment.
> Of course these should be lower level APIs for things like parallel
> indexing and related use cases. That's why we should still provide
> easy to use APIs like today for people who don't need to care about
> per-segment ops during indexing. So the current IndexWriter could
> probably keeps most of its APIs and delegate to the new classes.

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