[jira] Closed: (NUTCH-339) Refactor nutch to allow fetcher improvements

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[jira] Closed: (NUTCH-339) Refactor nutch to allow fetcher improvements

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Andrzej Bialecki  closed NUTCH-339.
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    Resolution: Fixed

> Refactor nutch to allow fetcher improvements
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>                 Key: NUTCH-339
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NUTCH-339
>             Project: Nutch
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: fetcher
>    Affects Versions: 0.8
>         Environment: n/a
>            Reporter: Sami Siren
>            Assignee: Andrzej Bialecki
>             Fix For: 1.0.0
>
>         Attachments: Fetcher2 for .81, patch.txt, patch2.txt, patch3.txt, patch4-fixed.txt, patch4-trunk.txt
>
>
> As I (and Stefan?) see it there are two major areas the current fetcher could be
> improved (as in speed)
> 1. Politeness code and how it is implemented is the biggest
> problem of current fetcher(together with robots.txt handling).
> With a simple code changes like replacing it with a PriorityQueue
> based solution showed very promising results in increased IO.
> 2. Changing fetcher to use non blocking io (this requires great amount
> of work as we need to implement the protocols from scratch again).
> I would like to start with working towards #1 by first refactoring
> the current code (plugins actually) in following way:
> 1. Move robots.txt handling away from (lib-http)plugin.
> Even if this is related only to http, leaving it to lib-http
> does not allow other kinds of scheduling strategies to be implemented
> (it is hardcoded to fetch robots.txt from the same thread when requesting
> a page from a site from witch it hasn't tried to load robots.txt)
> 2. Move code for politeness away from (lib-http)plugin
> It is really usable outside http and also the current design limits
> changing of the implementation (to queue based)
> Where to move these, well my suggestion is the nutch core, does anybody
> see problems with this?
> These code refactoring activities are to be done in a way that none
> of the current functionality is (at least deliberately) changed leaving
> current functionality as is thus leaving room and possibility to build
> the next generation fetcher(s) without destroying the old one at same time.

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