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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-7525

ASCIIFoldingFilter.foldToASCII performance issue due to large compiled method size

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 6.2.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: modules/analysis
    • Labels:
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    • Lucene Fields:
      New

      Description

      The ASCIIFoldingFilter.foldToASCII method has an enormous switch statement and is too large for the HotSpot compiler to compile; causing a performance problem.

      The method is about 13K compiled, versus the 8KB HotSpot limit. So splitting the method in half works around the problem.

      In my tests splitting the method in half resulted in a 5X performance increase.

      In the test code below you can see how slow the fold method is, even when it is using the shortcut when the character is less than 0x80, compared to an inline implementation of the same shortcut.

      So a workaround is to split the method. I'm happy to provide a patch. It's a hack, of course. Perhaps using the MappingCharFilterFactory with an input file as per SOLR-2013 would be a better replacement for this method in this class?

      public class ASCIIFoldingFilterPerformanceTest {
      
      	private static final int ITERATIONS = 1_000_000;
      
      	@Test
      	public void testFoldShortString() {
      		char[] input = "testing".toCharArray();
      		char[] output = new char[input.length * 4];
      
      		for (int i = 0; i < ITERATIONS; i++) {
      			ASCIIFoldingFilter.foldToASCII(input, 0, output, 0, input.length);
      		}
      	}
      
      	@Test
      	public void testFoldShortAccentedString() {
      		char[] input = "éúéúøßüäéúéúøßüä".toCharArray();
      		char[] output = new char[input.length * 4];
      
      		for (int i = 0; i < ITERATIONS; i++) {
      			ASCIIFoldingFilter.foldToASCII(input, 0, output, 0, input.length);
      		}
      	}
      
      	@Test
      	public void testManualFoldTinyString() {
      		char[] input = "t".toCharArray();
      		char[] output = new char[input.length * 4];
      
      		for (int i = 0; i < ITERATIONS; i++) {
      			int k = 0;
      			for (int j = 0; j < 1; ++j) {
      				final char c = input[j];
      				if (c < '\u0080') {
      					output[k++] = c;
      				} else {
      					Assert.assertTrue(false);
      				}
      			}
      		}
      	}
      }
      

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        1. LUCENE-7525.patch
          5 kB
          Adrien Grand
        2. LUCENE-7525.patch
          5 kB
          Adrien Grand
        3. ASCIIFoldingFilter.java
          109 kB
          Karl von Randow
        4. TestASCIIFolding.java
          2 kB
          Karl von Randow
        5. ASCIIFolding.java
          88 kB
          Karl von Randow

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              Reporter:
              karlvr Karl von Randow
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