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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-7304

Doc values based block join implementation


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    • Status: Open
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      At query time the block join relies on a bitset for finding the previous parent doc during advancing the doc id iterator. On large indices these bitsets can consume large amounts of jvm heap space. Also typically due the nature how these bitsets are set, the 'FixedBitSet' implementation is used.

      The idea I had was to replace the bitset usage by a numeric doc values field that stores offsets. Each child doc stores how many docids it is from its parent doc and each parent stores how many docids it is apart from its first child. At query time this information can be used to perform the block join.

      I think another benefit of this approach is that external tools can now easily determine if a doc is part of a block of documents and perhaps this also helps index time sorting?


        1. LUCENE_7304.patch
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          Martijn van Groningen
        2. LUCENE-5092-20140313.patch
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          Paul Elschot
        3. LUCENE-7304-20160531.patch
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          Paul Elschot
        4. LUCENE-7304-20160606.patch
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          Paul Elschot
        5. LUCENE_7304.patch
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          Martijn van Groningen
        6. LUCENE-7304.patch
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          Martijn van Groningen
        7. LUCENE-7304.patch
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          Martijn van Groningen



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            martijn.v.groningen Martijn van Groningen
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