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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-7260

StandardQueryParser is over 100 times slower in v5 compared to v3

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 5.4.1, 5.5.2, 6.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: modules/queryparser
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    • Environment:

      Java 8u51

    • Lucene Fields:
      New

      Description

      The following test code times parsing a large query.

      import org.apache.lucene.analysis.KeywordAnalyzer;
      //import org.apache.lucene.analysis.core.KeywordAnalyzer;
      import org.apache.lucene.queryParser.standard.StandardQueryParser;
      //import org.apache.lucene.queryparser.flexible.standard.StandardQueryParser;
      import org.apache.lucene.search.BooleanQuery;
      
      public class LargeQueryTest {
          public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
              BooleanQuery.setMaxClauseCount(50_000);
              StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder(50_000*10);
              builder.append("id:( ");
              boolean first = true;
              for (int i = 0; i < 50_000; i++) {
                  if (first) {
                      first = false;
                  } else {
                      builder.append(" OR ");
                  }
                  builder.append(String.valueOf(i));
              }
              builder.append(" )");
              String queryString = builder.toString();
      
              StandardQueryParser parser2 = new StandardQueryParser(new KeywordAnalyzer());
      
              for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
                  long t0 = System.currentTimeMillis();
                  parser2.parse(queryString, "nope");
                  long t1 = System.currentTimeMillis();
                  System.out.println(t1-t0);
              }
          }
      }
      

      For Lucene 3.6.2, the timings settle down to 200~300 with the fastest being 207.
      For Lucene 5.4.1, the timings settle down to 20000~30000 with the fastest being 22444.

      So at some point, some change made the query parser 100 times slower. I would suspect that it has something to do with how the list of children is now handled. Every time someone gets the children, it copies the list. Every time someone sets the children, it walks through to detach parent references and then reattaches them all again.

      If it were me, I would probably make these collections immutable so that I didn't have to defensively copy them.

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              trejkaz Trejkaz
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