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From Daniel Noll <>
Subject Re: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space when sorting the fields
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 22:41:51 GMT
On Thursday 20 March 2008 07:22:27 Mark Miller wrote:
> You might think, if I only ask for the top 10 docs, don't i only read 10
> field values? But of course you don't know what docs will be returned as
> each search comes you have to cache them all.

If it lazily cached one field at a time, I guess this wouldn't be a problem... 
but you would still eventually still run out of memory after performing a 
certain number of queries.

I guess one solution would be a FieldCache backed by storage on hard disk.


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