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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: Index Writer, RawPostingList and Memory Management
Date Sat, 05 Jun 2010 09:55:21 GMT
They are reclaimed, but, you may be hitting one of the memory leak
bugs recently fixed but not yet (though soon to be) released.

Can you try running with the tip of whichever release you are using?


On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Shay Banon <> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I have a question on how IndexWriter manages its memory when it comes to
> RawPostingList. Its pretty late, so sorry if the question is obvious, but
> the question is when does the RawPostingList array gets reclaimed or
> shrinked? I assume they get factored in the ram balancing process, but, is
> there a chance that they won't be reclaimed? Can I force them to be
> reclaimed, I think that IndexWriter#commit does not affect that... . Here is
> a link to a sample heap dump I took (I do call flush):
> Thanks,
> Shay

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