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From "Shai Erera (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (LUCENE-2537) FSDirectory.copy() impl is unsafe
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2010 19:03:53 GMT
FSDirectory.copy() impl is unsafe

                 Key: LUCENE-2537
             Project: Lucene - Java
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Store
            Reporter: Shai Erera
            Assignee: Shai Erera
             Fix For: 3.1, 4.0

There are a couple of issues with it:

# FileChannel.transferFrom documents that it may not copy the number of bytes requested, however
we don't check the return value. So need to fix the code to read in a loop until all bytes
were copied..
# When calling addIndexes() w/ very large segments (few hundred MBs in size), I ran into the
following exception (Java 1.6 -- Java 1.5's exception was cryptic):
Exception in thread "main" Map failed
    at org.apache.lucene.index.IndexWriter.addIndexes(
Caused by: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Map failed
    at Method)
    ... 7 more

I changed the impl to something like this:
long numWritten = 0;
long numToWrite = input.size();
long bufSize = 1 << 26;
while (numWritten < numToWrite) {
  numWritten += output.transferFrom(input, numWritten, bufSize);

And the code successfully adds the indexes. This code uses chunks of 64MB, however that might
be too large for some applications, so we definitely need a smaller one. The question is how
small so that performance won't be affected, and it'd be great if we can let it be configurable,
however since that API is called by other API, such as addIndexes, not sure it's easily controllable.

Also, I read somewhere (can't remember now where) that on Linux the native impl is better
and does copy in chunks. So perhaps we should make a Linux specific impl?

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