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From Yonik Seeley <>
Subject Re: New Lucene features and Solr indexes
Date Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:14:39 GMT
On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 8:01 AM, Robert Muir <> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 4:42 AM, Adrien Grand <> wrote:
>> Hi Shawn,
>> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM, Shawn Heisey <> wrote:
>>> Some of these, like compressed stored fields and compressed termvectors, are
>>> being turned on by default, which is awesome.  I'm already running a 4.2
>>> snapshot, so I've got those in place.
>> Excellent!
>>> One thing that I know I would like to do is use the new BloomFilter for a
>>> couple of my fields that contain only unique values.  Last time I checked
>>> (which was before the 4.1 release), if you added the lucene-codecs jar, Solr
>>> had a BloomFilter postings format, but didn't have any way to specify the
>>> underlying format.  See SOLR-3950 and LUCENE-4394.
>> BloomFilterPostingsFormat is a little special compared to other
>> postings formats because it can wrap any postings format. So maybe it
>> should require special support, like an additional attribute in the
>> field type definition?
> -1
> Instead of making other APIs to accomodate BloomFilter's current
> brokenness: remove its custom per-field logic so it works with
> PerFieldPostingsFormat, like every other PF.
> In other words, it should work just like pulsing.
> I brought this up before it was committed, and i was ignored. Thats
> fine, but I'll be damned if i let its incorrect design complicate
> other parts of the codebase too. I'd rather it continue to stay
> difficult to integrate and continue walking its current path to an
> open source death instead.

Would your desired changes in bloom postings format change the high
level interface in Solr (i.e. specifying bloom on a field or fieldType
in the schema)?
If not, any currently needed work-around seems more like an
implementation detail.


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