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From Edwin Crockford <>
Subject [lucy-user] Large index sizes
Date Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:19:47 GMT
Have recently built started to use Lucy (with Perl) and everything went 
well until I tried to index a large file store (>300,000 files). The 
indexer process reached >8Bbytes and the machine ran out of resources. 
My questions are:

a) Is this the normal resources requirements?

b) Is there a way to avoid swamping machines?

I also found that the searcher becomes very large for large indexes and 
as ours runs as a part of a FastCGI process it exceeded the ulimit of 
the process. Upping the ulimit fixed this, but diagnosing the issue was 
difficult as the query would just return 0 results rather than 
indicating that it had run out of procees space.

Many thanks

Edwin Crockford

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