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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-6006

Replace FieldInfo.normsType with FieldInfo.hasNorms boolean

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 5.0, 6.0
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      I came across this precursor while working on LUCENE-6005:

      I think FieldInfo.normsType can only be null (field did not index
      norms) or DocValuesType.NUMERIC (it did). I'd like to simplify to
      just boolean hasNorms.

      This is a strange boolean, though: in theory it should be derived from
      indexed && omitNorms == false, but we have it for the exceptions
      case where every document in a segment hit an exception and never
      added norms. I think this is the only reason it exists? (In theory,
      such cases should result in 100% deleted segments, which IW should
      then drop ... but seems dangerous to "rely" on that).

      So I changed the indexing chain to just fill in the default (0) norms
      for all documents in such exceptional cases; this way going forward
      (starting with 5.0 indices) we really don't need this hasNorms. But
      we still need it for pre-5.0 indices...

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        1. LUCENE-6006.patch
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          Michael McCandless
        2. LUCENE-6006.patch
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          Michael McCandless
        3. LUCENE-6006.patch
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          Michael McCandless
        4. LUCENE-6006.patch
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          Michael McCandless
        5. LUCENE-6006.patch
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          Michael McCandless

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            • Assignee:
              mikemccand Michael McCandless
              Reporter:
              mikemccand Michael McCandless
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