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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-1877) Use NativeFSLockFactory as default for new API (direct ctors & FSDir.open)
Date Thu, 05 May 2011 23:39:03 GMT

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Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-1877:
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But multiple machines are able to write to the same index on the SAN?  (And must therefore
rely on write.lock to protect the index from two writers at once).

What corruption are you seeing...?

> Use NativeFSLockFactory as default for new API (direct ctors & FSDir.open)
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1877
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1877
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Javadocs
>            Reporter: Mark Miller
>            Assignee: Uwe Schindler
>             Fix For: 2.9
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-1877.patch, LUCENE-1877.patch, LUCENE-1877.patch, LUCENE-1877.patch
>
>
> A user requested we add a note in IndexWriter alerting the availability of NativeFSLockFactory
(allowing you to avoid retaining locks on abnormal jvm exit). Seems reasonable to me - we
want users to be able to easily stumble upon this class. The below code looks like a good
spot to add a note - could also improve whats there a bit - opening an IndexWriter does not
necessarily create a lock file - that would depend on the LockFactory used.
> {code}  <p>Opening an <code>IndexWriter</code> creates a lock file
for the directory in use. Trying to open
>   another <code>IndexWriter</code> on the same directory will lead to a
>   {@link LockObtainFailedException}. The {@link LockObtainFailedException}
>   is also thrown if an IndexReader on the same directory is used to delete documents
>   from the index.</p>{code}
> Anyone remember why NativeFSLockFactory is not the default over SimpleFSLockFactory?

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