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From "Shad Storhaug (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (LUCENENET-603) ConcurrentMergeScheduler crashes the application if a transient error occurs
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2019 05:14:00 GMT

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Shad Storhaug resolved LUCENENET-603.
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       Resolution: Fixed
         Assignee: Shad Storhaug
    Fix Version/s: Lucene.Net 4.8.0

The issue was with the implementation of {{ThreadClass}}. It was allowing exceptions to be
thrown on the background thread instead of catching them and throwing on the thread that spawned
it. It has now been patched in commit [3ba63c9d737a31204d214916184de109c4507234|https://github.com/apache/lucenenet/commit/3ba63c9d737a31204d214916184de109c4507234]
and is now in release 4.8.0-beta00006.

There was a similar problem with {{TaskMergeScheduler}} in that it didn't throw the {{MergeException}}
at all during a merge failure, which has also been patched.

> ConcurrentMergeScheduler crashes the application if a transient error occurs
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENENET-603
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENENET-603
>             Project: Lucene.Net
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Lucene.Net Core
>    Affects Versions: Lucene.Net 3.0.3, Lucene.Net 4.8.0
>            Reporter: Laura Nash
>            Assignee: Shad Storhaug
>            Priority: Major
>              Labels: easyfix, newbie
>             Fix For: Lucene.Net 4.8.0
>
>
> We are using Lucene.NET 3.0.3 within a larger application hosted in a Windows Service. 
The Lucene.NET use occurs in a background processing thread and is non-critical, it shouldn't
ever cause the Windows Service to crash.
> Currently if an error occurs (even a very transient error) within our implementation
of Lucene.Net.Store.BufferedIndexOutput FlushBuffer() then our Windows Service crashes.  
> This is because ConcurrentMergeScheduler.HandleMergeException throws an exception, even
though it is being called inside a background thread generated within the Lucene code and
so the exception thrown can never be caught and will always crash the application.  The code
and comments around this seem to suggest this is not expected to crash out (maybe due to the
port from java and java behaves differently from .NET for this?).
> Handling all errors inside our FlushBuffer implementation causes the file to become corrupted
as the flush is considered a success.
> I think this throw should be removed.  We have commented it out and this appears to
have had no detrimental affect.



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