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From Ian Lea <>
Subject Re: Deciding how to use reader
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:59:50 GMT
If the index is only updated once an hour I'd create a new reader once
an hour as well, synchronized with the updates.

Have you considered Solr?  That would probably take care of most of
the complications pretty much out of the box.


On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Lars-Erik Aabech
<> wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm using, but I'm sure this question is not platform specific. :)
> I've created an index for a website which uses a central database server and three front-end
> For now I've put the index and the building of the index on a fifth server which builds
the index once an hour.
> It uses a singleton with one directory and one writer for the lifetime of the application.
(currently infinite)
> I also created an http service which gets a reader from the writer and does the search.
> The front-end servers get the search result via that service over a 1gb lan.
> The problem is that this server has 100% cpu load quite often, and that affects the responsiveness
of the service.
> So I'm about to rewrite it so that the index is stored on a SAN available to all servers.
> The front-end servers will then open their own singletons of directory and do the searches
> My question is as follows,
> Given ~17,000 documents and ~120,000 terms, would you open and close a reader for each
> or would you keep a singleton reader and re-open it say every hour?
> mvh.
> Lars-Erik Aabech
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