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From Andrzej Bialecki>
Subject Re: Indexing Tips and Hints
Date Tue, 25 Feb 2003 10:48:20 GMT
petite_abeille wrote:
> On Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003, at 09:43 Europe/Zurich, Andrzej Bialecki wrote:
>> No, I'm not - this is clearly stated in the class javadoc. I meant to 
>> try it out in my application, but haven't got to it yet - I need to 
>> address first the base functionality, not performance; so, I don't 
>> have the modified FSDirectory yet... The class is taken from 
>> Multivalent browser, and is subject to BSD-equivalent license - which 
>> means you can use it for whatever purpose, and if it turns out to be 
>> useful, it can be included in Lucene distribution.
> "Ask and ye shall get a random piece of somebody else mind"... and it 
> just so happen that recently I did some (not so rigorous) testing using 
> Multivalent's and I'm happy to 
> report that... I doesn't seems to make a shred of difference in my 
> case... but as always YMMV.

This is strange, or at least counter-intuitive - if you buffer larger 
parts of data in RAM than the standard implementation does, it should 
definitely be faster... Let's wait and see what Terry comes up with.

BTW. how large indexes did you use for testing? Also, it could be that 
the indexing process is bound by some other bottleneck, and buffering 
helps only when searching already existing index.

Best regards,
Andrzej Bialecki

Software Architect, System Integration Specialist
FreeBSD developer (

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