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From "Leon Chaddock" <>
Subject Memory problem
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2006 10:21:55 GMT
Hi All,

We have a lucene index of over 10 000 000 docs at this time.
When we try and run a search we get
java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

We have tried setting the xmx settings to 1gb but to no avail (the box has 
4gb of memory available) . IS there any guidance on handling memory or has 
anyone had similar problems before that could help?

Many thanks


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pradeep Sharma" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 2:03 AM
Subject: Greetings and my first question - Is it a good practise to store 
application configuration in Lucene

I have just joined this user group, but I probably will be asking questions 
/ contributing for a while now as I am starting to work on a product which 
will use Lucene exclusively.

Still in the designing phase, and I see that we need to manage several user 
/ application specific configurations and I am exploring the idea of storing 
the configuration information also in the Index, may be create a separate 
index just for the configuration, because each module of the application 
will have access to Lucene classes.

I know technically this can be done, but are there any best practises which 
discourage this?

Thanks in advance.


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