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From roz dev <>
Subject Re: Memory leak?? with CloseableThreadLocal with use of Snowball Filter
Date Thu, 02 Aug 2012 05:53:54 GMT
Thanks Robert for these inputs.

Since we do not really Snowball analyzer for this field, we would not use
it for now. If this still does not address our issue, we would tweak thread
pool as per eks dev suggestion - I am bit hesitant to do this change yet as
we would be reducing thread pool which can adversely impact our throughput

If Snowball Filter is being optimized for Solr 4 beta then it would be
great for us. If you have already filed a JIRA for this then please let me
know and I would like to follow it

Thanks again

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 8:37 AM, Robert Muir <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 2:34 PM, roz dev <> wrote:
> > Hi All
> >
> > I am using Solr 4 from trunk and using it with Tomcat 6. I am noticing
> that
> > when we are indexing lots of data with 16 concurrent threads, Heap grows
> > continuously. It remains high and ultimately most of the stuff ends up
> > being moved to Old Gen. Eventually, Old Gen also fills up and we start
> > getting into excessive GC problem.
> Hi: I don't claim to know anything about how tomcat manages threads,
> but really you shouldnt have all these objects.
> In general snowball stemmers should be reused per-thread-per-field.
> But if you have a lot of fields*threads, especially if there really is
> high thread churn on tomcat, then this could be bad with snowball:
> see eks dev's comment on
> I think it would be useful to see if you can tune tomcat's threadpool
> as he describes.
> separately: Snowball stemmers are currently really ram-expensive for
> stupid reasons.
> each one creates a ton of Among objects, e.g. an EnglishStemmer today
> is about 8KB.
> I'll regenerate these and open a JIRA issue: as the snowball code
> generator in their svn was improved
> recently and each one now takes about 64 bytes instead (the Among's
> are static and reused).
> Still this wont really "solve your problem", because the analysis
> chain could have other heavy parts
> in initialization, but it seems good to fix.
> As a workaround until then you can also just use the "good old
> PorterStemmer" (PorterStemFilterFactory in solr).
> Its not exactly the same as using Snowball(English) but its pretty
> close and also much faster.
> --

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