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From Shawn Heisey <>
Subject Re: Solr Cloud with 5 servers cluster failed due to Leader out of memory
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2016 06:55:12 GMT
On 8/4/2016 8:14 PM, Tim Chen wrote:
> Couple of thoughts: 1, If Leader goes down, it should just go down,
> like dead down, so other servers can do the election and choose the
> new leader. This at least avoids bringing down the whole cluster. Am I
> right? 

Supplementing what Erick told you:

When a typical Java program throws OutOfMemoryError, program behavior is
completely unpredictable.  There are programming techniques that can be
used so that behavior IS predictable, but writing that code can be

Solr 5.x and 6.x, when they are started on a UNIX/Linux system, use a
Java option to execute a script when OutOfMemoryError happens.  This
script kills Solr completely.  We are working on adding this capability
when running on Windows.

> 2, Apparently we should not pushing too many documents to Solr, how do
> you guys handle this? Set a limit somewhere? 

There are exactly two ways to deal with OOME problems: Increase the heap
or reduce Solr's memory requirements.  The number of documents you push
to Solr is unlikely to have a large effect on the amount of memory that
Solr requires.  Here's some information on this topic:


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