We want to understand how segments are created during bulk indexing.
Say we've set the following param:
"index.translog.flush_threshold_ops" : "50000",
So it means that ES will not flush until it gets 50000 operations (index in
this case). As a result, there's always 50000 documents get
flushed/committed to Lucene
at a single time. So it's intuitive for us that Lucene will not create
segments that has under 50000 documents.
But in our benchmark with this settings, we found out that there's lots of
segments with, say, ~3000 documents, and the segment's size is far less
than 300mb (the flush threshold).
My questions are:
- How do these small segments get generated given that we flush 50000
documents at a time?
- Does avoid generating small segments helps indexing speed and merge speed?
We are using ElasticSearch v1.0.1 and we also set these when benchmarking:
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