Affects Version/s: 1.4
Fix Version/s: None
Operating System: Windows XP
AddDocument periodically fails with "Cannot rename segments.new to segments".
Sometimes it happens after 10,000 documents, sometimes after 200,000 documents.
My index is placed on a FAT partition. My Lucene version is 1.4.3. I am using
a single IndexWriter object and doing all AddDocuments calls serially from a
I saw some discussion about this problem in the mailing lists, but looks like
the problem wasn't completely eliminated yet.
My suggested solutions are as follows:
- If renameTo() fails, wait some time and retry. After this, apply the other
methods that are now in FSDirectory.java. Retry them as well after waiting for
- In the IndexWriter constructor, check for 'segments.new' if 'segments'
cannot be found. This would allow recovery if FSDirectory failed on a previous
run. Now I have to write the recovery code myself outside of Lucene.