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From "Leandro Saad" <leandro.s...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Multiple lock files
Date Tue, 08 Aug 2006 17:18:57 GMT
Yeah. But how do I know if a lock file is related to an index or app? I
don't want to remove a lock file that another app is using

:: Leandro

On 8/8/06, Michael McCandless <lucene@mikemccandless.com> wrote:
>
>
> > How do I remove lucene locks (startup) if there are multiple
> applications
> > using lucene on the same box and all use the same lock dir?
>
> The lock files are just files, so you can up and remove them.
>
> However: this is in general dangerous and should not be necessary.
>
> Lucene uses the lock files to ensure index readers/writers across
> different JVMs, or within a single JVM, do not step on each other.  If
> you remove them you can corrupt your index.
>
> It's fine if you have multiple Lucene indices sharing the same lock
> directory; each index will create a different name for its lock file.
>
> Mike
>
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