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From John Haxby <>
Subject Re: NFS
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 09:51:17 GMT
Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

>I haven't used Lucene with NFS.  My understanding is that the problem
>is with lock files when they reside on the NFS server.  Yes, you can
>change the location of lock files with a system property, but if you
>are using NFS to make the index accessible from multiple machines, then
>changing the lock file directory to a local directory doesn't make
>sense.  However, it sounds like you are using a NFS-mounted partition
>simply because that's where you have sufficient space, not because you
>need to access the index from multiple machines, so you should be OK
>with changing the lock file directory to a local dir.
I haven't tried this, but under Linux (at least), you can specify the 
"nolock" parameter to make file locking appen locally.   Of course, this 
will make it impossible to use NFS to share the index among several 
machines, but, as Otis said, that doesn't seem to be the requirement here.


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