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From "Luke Shannon" <lshan...@futurebrand.com>
Subject Re: Lock failure recovery
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2005 17:13:31 GMT
The indexing process is totally synchronized in our system. Thus if an
Indexing thread starts up and the index exists, but is locked, I know this
to be the only indexing processing running so the lock must be from a
process that got stopped before it could finish.

So right before I begin writing to the index I have this check:

//if we have gotten to here that this is the only index running.
//the index should not be locked. if it is, the lock is "stale"
//and must be released before we can continue
        try {
            if (index.exists() && IndexReader.isLocked(indexFileLocation)) {
                Trace.ERROR("INDEX INFO: Had to clear a stale index lock");
                IndexReader.unlock(FSDirectory.getDirectory(index, false));
            }
        } catch (IOException e3) {
            Trace.ERROR("INDEX ERROR: Was unable to clear a stale index
lock: " + e3);
        }

Luke

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Claes Holmerson" <claes.holmerson@polopoly.com>
To: "Lucene Users List" <lucene-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 12:02 PM
Subject: Lock failure recovery


> Hello
>
> A commit.lock can get left by a process that dies in the middle of
> reading the index, for example because of an OutOfMemoryError. How can I
> handle such a left lock gracefully the next time the process runs?
> Checking if there is a lock is straight forward - but how can I be sure
> that it is not just a current lock created by another thread? The only
> methods I find to deal with the lock is IndexReader.isLocked() and
> IndexReader.unlock(). I would like to know the lock age - if it is older
> than a certain age then I can remove it. How do other people deal with
> left over locks?
>
> Claes
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