Robert Stepanek rsto at fastmailteam.com
Mon May 14 08:10:06 EDT 2018

On Fri, May 11, 2018, at 14:25, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
> --On 11. Mai 2018 um 13:32:29 +0200 Robert Stepanek <rsto at fastmailteam.com> 
> wrote:
> > For non-FUZZY text SEARCH, Cyrus attempts to match the string on its own
> > [1].
> That sounds strange to me, because Cyrus 2.4 and earlier don't support 
> FUZZY, and there the SQUAT index was used, if present. Only messages that 
> were added after the last squatter run were searched directly. Why would 
> that have changed?

Right, it hasn't. SQUAT is still the backend for non-FUZZY text search.

> I think if Xapian only does fuzzy, some searches may be *slower* than using 
> a SQUAT index. That seems counterintuitive, at the least. Do you have 
> internal search benchmarks? Without metrics it's hard to say if any of this 
> actually matters ...

I don't know of any benchmarks for this. It hasn't popped up as a performance issue.


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