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From ankit gupta <>
Subject Re: SOLR Boolean clause impact on memory/Performance
Date Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:31:15 GMT
Thanks Erick for responding.

We have assigned 4GB memory for SOLR server and at high load where queries
are having more than 10K boolean clauses, combination of cache and high
boolean clauses are causing system to break. The system was working fine
for last 8 months but ofcourse the boolean clauses has increased over time
which I believe has caused the system to break and thats why I am looking
for some numbers which can tell me how much memory will solr take to
process say  1K boolean clauses in the query.

The requirement at our end does required such huge number of boolean
clauses. We need to present the search results to which user is entitled

The entitlement is logic is dependent upon multiple packages. for example ,
user has entitlement to package A and B so we need to present search
results in case the results have tag of package A or Package B.

These packages have grown over time and seems to be causing issues.


On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 5:53 PM, Erick Erickson <>

> Of course there will be performance and memory changes. The only
> real question is whether your situation can tolerate them. The whole
> point of maxBooleanClauses is exactly that going above that limit
> should be a conscious decision because it has implications for
> both memory and performance
> That said, that limit was put in there quite some time ago and
> things are much faster now. I've seen installation where this limit is
> raised over 10K.
> Are you sure this is the best approach though? Could joins
> work here? Or reranking? (this last is doubtful, but...).
> This may well be an XY problem, you haven't explained _why_
> you need so many conditions which might enable other
> suggestions.
> Best,
> Erick
> On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM, ankit gupta <>
> wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > Can we quantify the impact on SOLR memory usage/performance if we
> increase
> > the boolean clause. I am currently using lot of OR clauses in the query
> > (close to 10K) and can see heap size growing.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ankit

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