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Re: thread safety of IndexedDocIterator
On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM, Sukant Hajra <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> We noticed that IndexedDocIterator.java has the following private static
> fields:
>     private static Text indexColf = DEFAULT_INDEX_COLF;
>     private static Text docColf = DEFAULT_DOC_COLF;
> The init method, which sets these is synchronized.  Still, though, this
> synchronization doesn't seem enough to allow different runs of the
> iterator to
> use different values for indexColf and docColf.  One run will set the
> "Colf"
> variables one way atomically in the synchronized init method. . . and
> another
> run and immediately interleave in alternate "Colf" settings, which breaks
> the
> original iterator run.
> For now, we're not touching the indexColf and docColf, just leaving it as
> the
> defaults.
> We're not blocked by this.  We're just curious if there's a bug in this
> design.
> Also, if it's not a defect, we're interested in learning what system
> invariant
> of iterator execution makes this not a problem.

Sounds like a bug.  Feel free to open a ticket!


> Thanks,
> Sukant