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From Jim Lynch <>
Subject Re: Concurrent searching & re-indexing
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:04:00 GMT
It failed for me on Linux.

Paul Mellor wrote:

>"on windows you cannot delete open files, so Lucene AFAIK (I don't use
>windows) postpones the deletion to a time, when the file is closed"
>If Lucene does not in fact postpone the deletion, that would explain the
>exception I'm seeing (" couldn't delete _a.f1") - the
>IndexWriter is attempting to delete the files but the IndexReader has them
>Does this then mean that re-indexing whilst searching is inherently unsafe,
>but only on Windows?

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