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From "Kevin A. Burton" <>
Subject Re: Out of memory in lucene 1.4.1 when re-indexing large number of documents
Date Fri, 10 Sep 2004 21:07:46 GMT
Daniel Taurat wrote:

> Hi Pete,
> good hint, but we actually do have physical memory of  4Gb on the 
> system. But then: we also have experienced that the gc of ibm jdk1.3.1 
> that we use is sometimes
> behaving strangely with too large heap space anyway. (Limit seems to 
> be 1.2 Gb)

Depends on what OS and with what patches...

Linux on i386 seems to have a physical limit of 1.7G (256M for VM) ... 
There are some patches to apply to get 3G but only on really modern kernels.

I just need to get Athlon systems :-/



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