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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: Question regarding the index files
Date Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:06:56 GMT
I answered on java-user.  I think it should be able to be done w/o
source code changes to Lucene.


On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 2:39 AM, Dvora <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm coping a question I've asked in the Users lists, but I think it requires
> some patching effort, so maybe that list will be more suitable. The question
> is as follow.
> I'm using Lucene2.4. I'm developing a web application that using Lucene (via
> compass) to do the searches.
> I'm intending to deploy the application in Google App Engine
> (, which limits files length to be smaller
> than 10MB. I've read about the various policies supported by Lucene to limit
> the file sizes, but on matter which policy I used and which parameters, the
> index files still grew to be lot more the 10MB. Looking at the code, I've
> managed to limit the cfs files (predicting the file size in
> CompoundFileWriter before closing the file) - I guess that will degrade
> performance, but it's OK for now. But now the FDT files are becoming huge
> (about 60MB) and I cant identifiy a way to limit those files.
> Is there some built-in and correct way to limit these files length? If no,
> can someone direct me please how should I tweak the source code to achieve
> that?
> Thanks for any help.
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