Currently an IndexEditor gets to index all nodes under the tree where it is defined (post
OAK-1980). Due to this IndexEditor would traverse the whole repo (or subtree if configured in non root path) to perform reindex. Depending on the repo size this process can take quite a bit of time. It would be faster if an IndexEditor can exclude certain paths from traversal
Consider an application like Adobe AEM and an index which only index dam:Asset or the default full text index. For a fulltext index it might make sense to avoid indexing the versionStore. So if the index editor skips such path then lots of redundant traversal can be avoided.