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From "Varun Thacker (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-2793) Directory createOutput and openInput should take an IOContext
Date Tue, 05 Apr 2011 07:28:05 GMT

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Varun Thacker commented on LUCENE-2793:
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Hi. I would be interested in taking this up as a GSOC project . Are there any resource that
I can read to understand the problem in depth ?

> Directory createOutput and openInput should take an IOContext
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-2793
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2793
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Store
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>         Attachments: LUCENE-2793.patch
>
>
> Today for merging we pass down a larger readBufferSize than for searching because we
get better performance.
> I think we should generalize this to a class (IOContext), which would hold the buffer
size, but then could hold other flags like DIRECT (bypass OS's buffer cache), SEQUENTIAL,
etc.
> Then, we can make the DirectIOLinuxDirectory fully usable because we would only use DIRECT/SEQUENTIAL
during merging.
> This will require fixing how IW pools readers, so that a reader opened for merging is
not then used for searching, and vice/versa.  Really, it's only all the open file handles
that need to be different -- we could in theory share del docs, norms, etc, if that were somehow
possible.

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