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From "Grant Ingersoll (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-1516) Integrate IndexReader with IndexWriter
Date Sun, 11 Jan 2009 17:41:59 GMT

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Grant Ingersoll commented on LUCENE-1516:
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It still seems to me that we should think about what objects need to be shared and how they
can be produced/instantiated appropriately instead of adding a Reader onto the Writer, which,
IMO, pollutes the Writer API.  I know it complicates things, but I think it will be less confusing
to users of the API.

> Integrate IndexReader with IndexWriter 
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-1516
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-1516
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 2.4
>            Reporter: Jason Rutherglen
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.9
>
>   Original Estimate: 672h
>  Remaining Estimate: 672h
>
> The current problem is an IndexReader and IndexWriter cannot be open
> at the same time and perform updates as they both require a write
> lock to the index. While methods such as IW.deleteDocuments enables
> deleting from IW, methods such as IR.deleteDocument(int doc) and
> norms updating are not available from IW. This limits the
> capabilities of performing updates to the index dynamically or in
> realtime without closing the IW and opening an IR, deleting or
> updating norms, flushing, then opening the IW again, a process which
> can be detrimental to realtime updates. 
> This patch will expose an IndexWriter.getReader method that returns
> the currently flushed state of the index as a class that implements
> IndexReader. The new IR implementation will differ from existing IR
> implementations such as MultiSegmentReader in that flushing will
> synchronize updates with IW in part by sharing the write lock. All
> methods of IR will be usable including reopen and clone. 

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