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From Shawn Heisey <>
Subject Solr caches and nearly static indexes
Date Sat, 03 Apr 2010 01:34:53 GMT
My index has a number of shards that are nearly static, each with about 
7 million documents.  By nearly static, I mean that the only changes 
that normally happen to them are document deletions, done with the xml 
update handler.  The process that does these deletions runs once every 
two minutes, and does them with a query on a field other than the one 
that's used for uniqueKey.  Once a day, I will be adding data to these 
indexes with the DIH delta-import.  One of my shards gets all new data 
once every two minutes, but it is less than 5% the size of the others.

The problem that I'm running into is that every time a delete is 
committed, my caches are suddenly invalid and I seem to have two 
options: Spend a lot of time and I/O rewarming them, or suffer with slow 
(3 seconds or longer) search times.  Is there any way to have the index 
keep its caches when the only thing that happens is deletions, then 
invalidate them when it's time to actually add data?  It would have to 
be something I can dynamically change when switching between deletions 
and the daily import.


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