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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject RE: Lucene on Windows
Date Mon, 20 Oct 2003 16:16:10 GMT
The CVS version of Lucene has a patch that allows one to use a
'Compound Index' instead of the traditional one.  This reduces the
number of open files.  For more info, see/make the Javadocs for
IndexWriter.

Otis

--- Tate Avery <tate.avery@nstein.com> wrote:
> 
> You might have trouble with "too many open files" if you set your
> mergeFactor too high.  For example, on my Win2k, I can go up to
> mergeFactor=300 (or so).  At 400 I get a too many open files error. 
> Note: the default mergeFactor of 10 should give no trouble.
> 
> FYI - On my linux box, I got the 'too many open' error on
> mergeFactor=300 (and 200).  So, I am using 100.
> 
> 
> Tate
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erik Hatcher [mailto:erik@ehatchersolutions.com]
> Sent: October 20, 2003 12:11 PM
> To: Lucene Users List
> Subject: Re: Lucene on Windows
> 
> 
> 
> On Monday, October 20, 2003, at 12:00  PM, Steve Jenkins wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Wonder if anyone can help. Has anyone used Lucene on a Windows 
> > environment?
> > Anyone know of any documentation specifically focused on doing
> that?
> > Or anyone know of any gotchas to avoid?
> 
> Yup, used Lucene on Windows lots.  Is there a specific issue you feel
> 
> is Windows related?  Its pure Java and works the same on all
> supported 
> platforms.  So no real gotchas with respect to Windows.
> 
> 	Erik
> 
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