Affects Version/s: 6.2, 7.0
Fix Version/s: None
Assigning to myself just to keep from losing track it. Anyone who wants to take it, please feel free!
While looking at
SOLR-9166 I noticed that SortingResponseWriter does a toString for each field it writes out. At a very preliminary examination it seems like we create a lot of String objects that need to be GC'd. Could we reduce this by using some kind of CharsRef/ByteBuffer/Whatever?
I've only looked at this briefly, not quite sure what the gotchas are but throwing it out for discussion.
Some initial thoughts:
1> for the fixed types (numerics, dates, booleans) there's a strict upper limit on the size of each value so we can allocate something up-front.
2> for string fields, we already get a chars ref so just pass that through?
3> must make sure that whatever does the actual writing transfers all the bytes before returning.
I'm sure I won't get to this for a week or perhaps more, so grab it if you have the bandwidth.