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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: After kill -9 index was corrupt
Date Wed, 04 Oct 2006 11:50:50 GMT
Chuck Williams wrote:
> Hi All,
> I found this issue.  There is no problem in Lucene, and I'd like to
> leave this thread with that assertion to avoid confusing future archive
> searcher/readers.
> The index was actually not corrupt at all.  I use ParallelReader and
> ParallelWriter.  A kill -9 can leave the subindexes out of sync.  My
> recovery code repairs this on restart by noticing the indexes are
> out-of-sync, deleting the document(s) that were added to some
> subindex(es) but not the other(s), then optimizing to resync the doc-ids.
> The issue is that my bulk updater does not at present support compound
> file format and the recovery code forgot to turn that off prior to the
> optimize!  Thus a .cfs file was created, which confused the bulk updater
> -- it did not see a segment that was inside the cfs.
> Sorry for the false alarm and thanks to all who helped with the original
> question/concern,

Phew -- glad to hear this!  Thanks for bringing closure to this issue.


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