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From "Nick Wellnhofer (JIRA)" <>
Subject [lucy-issues] [jira] [Commented] (LUCY-280) Test suite failures because of Windows file deletion semantics
Date Mon, 13 Jul 2015 10:57:04 GMT


Nick Wellnhofer commented on LUCY-280:

I found out that it's the Windows Search Service causing all the problems. After excluding
the Lucy directory under Indexing Options, I ran the test suite about 50 times without any
errors. Unfortunately, the `FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NOT_CONTENT_INDEXED` attribute doesn't seem to

> Test suite failures because of Windows file deletion semantics
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCY-280
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucy
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Store
>    Affects Versions: 0.4.2
>            Reporter: Nick Wellnhofer
>            Priority: Minor
> There are at least two tests that fail randomly on Windows due to non-POSIX file deletion
semantics. The problem is that Windows doesn't guarantee that a file is deleted immediately
if there's another open handle on the file. (I'm still not sure what other processes open
handles on random files. It might be virus scanners, but there are also sources that claim
that internal Windows services like the Volume Shadow Copy Service are responsible.)
> It's possible that only the test suite is affected but I'd prefer a global solution to
this problem. I think the best approach is to do something like Cygwin: instead of deleting
a file, move it to the recycle bin and set the delete-on-close flag. Unfortunately, it's rather
complicated to implement this properly. See the [Cygwin source code|],
functions {{unlink_nt}} and {{try_to_bin}}.

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