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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: Term Limit?
Date Sat, 04 Apr 2009 10:03:52 GMT
I tentatively think you are correct: the file format itself does not
impose this limitation.

But in a least a couple places internally, Lucene uses a java int to
hold the term number, which is actually a limit of 2,147,483,648
terms.  I'll update fileformats.html for 2.9.


On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 2:56 AM, deminix <> wrote:
> The file format page at the bottom cites that there is a 32 bit limit to
> term numbers.  I fail to see where in the file formats documentation that is
> actually true.  Is the bottom of the page simply out of date?  I'm also
> wondering whether the code may be a limiting factor even if the file formats
> are ok.
> Thanks.

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