[Xapian-discuss] Revision 11671 cursory observations wrt sort performance

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Tue Dec 9 09:01:58 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 10:18:23AM +0200, Henry wrote:
> Quoting "Olly Betts" <olly at survex.com>:
> > You don't seem to say whether you're using flint or chert, which is a
> > pretty important distinction.
> I assume if the 'iamflint' file contains 'IAmFlint'+somebytes (and not  
> just 'IAmFlint') then it implies chert and not flint, right?

No, a chert database has an "iamchert" file!

> I set XAPIAN_PREFER_CHERT to 1 prior to indexing, but I just want to  
> confirm that the chert backend is being used since the 'iamflint' file  
> name hasn't changed.

XAPIAN_PREFER_CHERT only affects creating a new database - it doesn't
make Xapian attempt to migrate existing databases.

If it's not that, did you make sure XAPIAN_PREFER_CHERT is exported?


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