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Re: Inconsistent Results

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)not-real.hank.org>
Date: Thu Dec 08 2005 - 20:04:28 GMT
On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 11:55:27AM -0800, fh hillsboro wrote:
> Now that I have my search running (whew!) I have noticed some 
> interesting anomalies.  Today I have run the indexer four times with the 
> following results:
> 
> 2,242 files indexed.  14,622,597 total bytes.  564,311 total words.
> Elapsed time: 00:24:23 CPU time: 00:00:07
> Indexing done!
> 
> 2,207 files indexed.  14,527,530 total bytes.  561,917 total words.
> Elapsed time: 00:28:01 CPU time: 00:00:07
> Indexing done!
> 
> 2,242 files indexed.  14,622,597 total bytes.  564,311 total words.
> Elapsed time: 00:36:38 CPU time: 00:00:06
> Indexing done!
> 
> 2,214 files indexed.  14,555,299 total bytes.  562,548 total words.
> Elapsed time: 00:17:36 CPU time: 00:00:07
> Indexing done
> 
> Note several things: (a) the total words varies from 561,917 to 564,311; 
> (b) the files indexed ranges from 2,207 to 2,242.  During this period 
> the site was static.  I'm curious as to why the variation?  Is this a 
> concern?

You know those computers and numbers.  They are good at things like
writing documents and playing on-line games.  But they always get the
numbers wrong.

Have each run print out the file names indexed and then compare.

Otherwise, you are asking us to guess.

-- 
Bill Moseley
moseley@hank.org

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Received on Thu Dec 8 12:04:29 2005