[Xapian-discuss] Deleted documents not deleted
olly at survex.com
Wed Jun 20 23:38:37 BST 2007
On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 11:18:20PM +0200, Jean-Francois Dockes wrote:
> Yes, the problem seems to be gone. Any idea why I was apparently the only
> one to trigger it ?
I suspect most people don't delete non-existent documents very often.
The problem was that any exception in delete_document() was causing
pending changes to be discarded. That's a reasonable plan for
unexpected exceptions, as the unflushed state is likely to be
inconsistent after an unexpected exception. But DocNotFoundError is
expected in the case of a document which doesn't exist.
Now I've realised what's going on, I've produced a small test case
which shows the problem reliably.
I've applied a slightly better version of the patch for flint and
quartz. The remote backend still exhibits the problem but I'll
fix that shortly once I've worked out what's going on.
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