[Xapian-discuss] Search delay with new version of Xapian 1.0.8

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Sun Oct 12 01:28:57 BST 2008

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 04:45:08PM -0700, Kevin Duraj wrote:
> After installing Xapian version version 1.0.8 ... I noticed search
> delay, just before the query starts.  The delay is very much
> noticeable when search starts, and could be related either connecting
> to index database or parsing Xapian query. I test this issue on
> various platform including FastCGI, C++, Perl and quest command prompt
> program that come with Xapian and all showing short delay before any
> search starts. When using Xapian 1.0.7 on the same same data indexed
> by Xapian 1.0.7 the search delay does not exist.

We're going to need more detail than that.  A test case would be ideal,
but failing that:

Is the index you are searching with 1.0.8 created by 1.0.7 or 1.0.8?

Are you using quartz or flint?

How can you tell that the search delay is "just before the query

A prompt reply would be good, as 1.0.9 is nearly ready for release...

> PS: I do not recommend to upgrade to Xapian 1.0.8

Given 1.0.8 is mostly bug-fixes and a couple of them are quite
important (e.g. bug #287 can cause database corruption), I think that's
somewhat dubious advice.


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