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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-lucene/src/java/org/apache/lucene/store
Date Tue, 28 Sep 2004 22:25:59 GMT
Bruce Ritchie wrote:
> wrote:
>>One downside 
>>is that it cannot handle indexes with files larger than 2^31 bytes.
> Can you expand slightly on what causes this limitation and whether it still exists on
64 bit hardware?

This is a limit of the nio ByteBuffer API, which uses int instead of 
long to address data.  Java defines int as a singed 32 bit quantity. 
The size of a ByteBuffer is also an int.,%20long,%20long)


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