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From Jian Han Guo <jian...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: SolrDispatchFilter config parameter solrconfig-filename
Date Fri, 08 May 2009 18:46:11 GMT
Ok, if there is no objection, I'll file a bug and create a patch for it.

Thanks,

Jianhan


On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Jian Han Guo <jianhan@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> I wanted to use this parameter to specify different solr configuration
> files for master and slave to simplify deployment procedure. Unfortunately,
> I can't dynamically replace the value of this parameter. Basically, what I
> want is
>
>   <filter>
>     <filter-name>SolrRequestFilter</filter-name>
>     <filter-class>org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter</filter-class>
>     <init-param>
>       <param-name>solrconfig-filename</param-name>
>       <param-value>solrconfig-master.xml</param-value>
>     </init-param>
> </filter>
>
> for master instance, and
>
>   <filter>
>     <filter-name>SolrRequestFilter</filter-name>
>     <filter-class>org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter</filter-class>
>     <init-param>
>       <param-name>solrconfig-filename</param-name>
>       <param-value>solrconfig-slave.xml</param-value>
>     </init-param>
> </filter>
>
> for slave instance.
>
> Ideally, if I can use system property for its value like in solrconfig.xml.
> For example,
>
>
>   <filter>
>     <filter-name>SolrRequestFilter</filter-name>
>     <filter-class>org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter</filter-class>
>     <init-param>
>       <param-name>solrconfig-filename</param-name>
>       <param-value>${solr.config.filename: solrconfig.xml}</param-value>
>     </init-param>
> </filter>
>
> but I learned that in general we can't use system property in web.xml.
>
> I realize that I can use replication of config file to achieve this, but I
> thought that creates unnecessary dependencies for slaves on master instance.
>
> So here is my proposal:
>
> make SolrDispatchFilter look up another init parameter, say
> 'solrconfig-filename-property', and its value is a system property name, and
> if this property is set, we got the file name, otherwise nothing happens (of
> course, if both exist, 'solrconfig-filename' takes precedence). This will
> give us maxium flexibility of specifying configuration files for different
> instances.
>
> Your thoughts?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jianhan
>
>
>

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