2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2012 8:55 AM by Matthew Wellard

    Using Infinispan as index directory provider

    Matthew Wellard Newbie



      We're using Infinispan to provide a number cache instance on a set of nodes and up until now, we've been using the "ram" directory provider for the lucene indexes.


      We're looking to move this to an "infinispan" directory provider and have tried using the following in our cache configuration:


      <indexing enabled="true">
                <property name="hibernate.search.default.directory_provider" value="infinispan" />
                <property name="hibernate.search.infinispan.configuration_resourcename" value="indexing-config.xml" />
                <property name="hibernate.search.default.locking_cachename" value="LuceneIndexesLocking" />
                <property name="hibernate.search.default.data_cachename" value="LuceneIndexesData" />
                <property name="hibernate.search.default.metadata_cachename" value="LuceneIndexesMetadata" />


      The "indexing-config.xml" is a copy of the "default-hibernatesearch-infinispan.xml" provided in the "hibernate-search-infinispan" jar with just the transport changed to use TCP (as we're not allowed to use UDP.)


      For a single cache, this works fine. A second CacheManager is started and manages just the lucene caches as expected.


      When I add this to a second cache, another CacheManager is started to manage a new set of lucene caches.... I guess it is seeing the "configuration_resourcename" again and starting another instance. But that seems a lot of overhead when it manages the same index caches that could be shared.


      So what is the best way to handle multiple cache indexes? Is there any way to do it just though the configuration?


      I see you can use a JNDI reference to a CacheManager. Is it best to create the second CacheManager (I assume we can't share the original) in code and expose it to the configuration through JNDI? Or can we get the first instance to create it, and subsequent share that instance?


      Any help or suggestions much appreciated.




      Infinispan 5.1.5.Final

      Hibernate Search 4.1.1.Final