[hibernate-dev] HSEARCH-1270 : indexing (still) happening after Session#clear()

Sanne Grinovero sanne at hibernate.org
Mon Sep 30 17:29:13 EDT 2013

To better explain the idea, this is exactly what I have in mind:



On 30 September 2013 22:00, Sanne Grinovero <sanne at hibernate.org> wrote:
> I'm having a half-baked solution for HSEARCH-1270, and it looks like I
> can't do better than that without waiting for HHH-8577 to be included
> in ORM [JIRA links at the bottom].
> # The problem described by HSEARCH-1270
> After the user has enqueued some indexing operations in Hibernate
> Search's Worker, if he then invokes Session.clear() the queue is not
> cleared.
> I realize that clear() might not be as popular as most other methods
> on Session, still I consider this an annoying limitation: it
> introduces an inconsistency in the index and the user might not even
> realize the mistake, and neither do we have an opportunity to warn
> him.
> # Partial solution
> This is working well, and the test passes:
> https://github.com/Sanne/hibernate-search/compare/HSEARCH-1270?expand=1
> #Why it's not complete
> The test requires to invoke the clear() operation *after* having
> wrapped the Session in a FullTextSession.
> In other words, if I'm just using the Session the bug would still manifest.
> #What now
> Considering that we can't do better than that - at least without
> patching ORM with HHH-8577 - would you still merge such a patch?
> I would propose to merge it, and add a warning in the docs, at least
> the user has an option to workaround the issue.
> The downside is that so far, at least Session and FullTextSession
> behave consistently.. was that a good thing?
> Another approach to the problem could be to provide an explicit
>    FullTextSession#clearIndexingQueue()
> I think I'd like that, especially as it can be useful in other
> situations, for example to avoid triggering any indexing operation for
> a specific transaction.
> Also, it would be a good companion for
>    FullTextSession#flushToIndexes()
> -- Sanne
> https://hibernate.atlassian.net/browse/HSEARCH-1270
> https://hibernate.atlassian.net/browse/HHH-8577

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