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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, 19 May 2011 16:48:47 GMT

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Michael McCandless commented on LUCENE-1877:
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OK.  I would strongly recommend using the lock stress test (LockStressTest/LockVerifyServer)
in Lucene to verify whichever locking you're trying is in fact working properly.

> 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: general/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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