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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Hits - how many documents?
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 14:48:39 GMT
On Wednesday, December 3, 2003, at 09:36  AM, Ralph wrote:
> is there a maximum of documents Hits provide or is it unlimited (means
> limited to heap size of VM)? If there is a maximimum, what is the 
> number?

Hits represents all documents that matched the query (and optionally 

But, Hits does not *contain* the documents - it points to them so that 
its memory footprint is quite small.  (there is some slight caching of 
up to 200 documents)


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