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From Hani Suleiman <>
Subject Re: Testcase failure on OSX
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2003 00:24:57 GMT
HFS is the standard FS on all OSX installs. You can find maybe 0.01% of 
users who are unix savvy enough to use UFS, but everyone else will be 
on HFS, with all its limitations. The same problem happens on linux too 
(but more intermittently).

On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 08:22 PM, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

> --- Hani Suleiman <> wrote:
>> On Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at 05:12 PM, Dmitry Serebrennikov
>> wrote:
>>> I also think it feels wrong and also cannot find any problematic
>>> cases. Perhaps we can help lower the risk by doing a measurement at
>>> the time FSDirectory is created and setting a value for the minimum
>>> detectable time difference. Then on most systems the code will
>> behave
>>> as before, but on OSX with an old FS (and other things that might
>> come
>>> about) it will have this special behavior.
> I have not followed this thread very closely, and since I'm not an OSX
> user, I am not familiar with the particular FS type that has this
> problem.  Is this an old FS?
> Is hacking Lucene to work around this 'bug' in a particular old(?) FS
> the right thing to do, or would it be better to draw the line here and
> say: get a better FS?
> I'm not sure, I don't know anything about that FS, etc., but I'm
> wondering what others think.
> Otis
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