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From "Robert Muir (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-4069) Segment-level Bloom filters for a 2 x speed up on rare term searches
Date Wed, 30 May 2012 16:00:23 GMT

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Robert Muir commented on LUCENE-4069:
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Right, its not bad. Separately I'm not happy that its a little trappy in situations like your
ThisToo.java,

its certainly easy and safe to continue to use identityhashmap but I think we will need to
require equals/hashcode on postingsformats.

Otherwise its going to make the situation trappy in the future, e.g. we will want to add mechanisms
to solr so that you can specify these parameters
in the schema.xml (today you cannot), and this would create massive amounts of files if we
did so (add to the fact it disables compound files by default
and its a disaster...)

                
> Segment-level Bloom filters for a 2 x speed up on rare term searches
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-4069
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-4069
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: core/index
>    Affects Versions: 3.6, 4.0
>            Reporter: Mark Harwood
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 4.0, 3.6.1
>
>         Attachments: BloomFilterCodec40.patch, MHBloomFilterOn3.6Branch.patch, PrimaryKey40PerformanceTestSrc.zip
>
>
> An addition to each segment which stores a Bloom filter for selected fields in order
to give fast-fail to term searches, helping avoid wasted disk access.
> Best suited for low-frequency fields e.g. primary keys on big indexes with many segments
but also speeds up general searching in my tests.
> Overview slideshow here: http://www.slideshare.net/MarkHarwood/lucene-bloomfilteredsegments
> Benchmarks based on Wikipedia content here: http://goo.gl/X7QqU
> Patch based on 3.6 codebase attached.
> There are no 3.6 API changes currently - to play just add a field with "_blm" on the
end of the name to invoke special indexing/querying capability. Clearly a new Field or schema
declaration(!) would need adding to APIs to configure the service properly.
> Also, a patch for Lucene4.0 codebase introducing a new PostingsFormat

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