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From Paul Taylor <>
Subject Re: Use of SimpleStringInterner in non Lucene App
Date Mon, 20 Sep 2010 15:40:53 GMT
Paul Taylor wrote:
> Im currently using String.intern() in my app purely to reduce the 
> memory usage, this has worked well except the memory required for 
> intern() go into perm rather than heap, setting perm on different 
> platforms is on trivial so Im looking for a solution that works on 
> Heap. (Now before you say tune your applications please understand 
> that my app is memory bound based on how many files are loaded into it 
> , which can be anything from 10 to 100,000, in the long term I am 
> going to move to a database soln to solve this issue, but in the short 
> term I need intern() for heap memory)
> Does SimpleStringInterner use heap, would it be sensible to use it for 
> a non lucene stuff, and what do the tableSize and maxChainLength 
> parameters mean. ?
> thanks Paul
In case of interest to anyone

Having looked at the code it seems Lucene SimpleStringInterner still 
uses String.intern() it just has some cpu optimizations to reduce 
unneccessary calls to string.intern()

Google have a replacement for String.intern() which I think will do the 
job for me

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