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Re: Re: DOC-Properties

From: Mark Gaulin <gaulin(at)>
Date: Fri May 14 1999 - 14:24:05 GMT
Can you confirm that there is no PropertyNames option in your config file?
This is certainly starting to sound like a memory leak or other bug but I
could not be positive unless there the PropertyNames was removed and the
problem went away. (Actually, I'd starting to think that a bug exists but
having the answer to this question would help determine where it was.)

At 01:08 AM 5/14/99 -0700, Rexroth wrote:
>I'ved disabled the DocProperties  (/* #define SUPPORT... */  in config.h).
>For us this is the only way to use swish-e any further.
>With DocProperties installed, swish-e will kill a Sparc Enterprise Server
>with 4
>CPUs and really lots of memory (doing an index for approx 40 MB HTML
>and aprox. 700 MB PDF). (we have some hundreds users on this machine).
>A "top" shows that the swish-e process  requires > 4500 MB of memory
>to handle our job. Yek!
>-- Rainer
>Lars Kellogg-Stedman wrote:
>> > Swish builds it's indexes in memory so it is not the best at handling
>> > very large indexing situations.  Since DocProperties are generally text
>> > strings it's easy to
>> I'd have to call that an understatement.  I'm working on a 128MB machine,
>> and swish is having a hard time handling my modest mailing list archive
>> (a few years worth of messages from a single -- normally low traffic --
>> list, about 8000 messages total).
>> I want to move the whole operation to a spare Linux box I've got sitting
>> around, and with 32MB it will do everything else I want it to do -- web
>> server, mail server, etc. -- but I'm afraid that swish will kill it.
>> Is anyone working on making swish-e more memory efficient?  Are there any
>> alternatives?  Glimpse is okay, but I really like swish-e's support for
>> document properties.  Is there anything else out there?
>> -- Lars
>> --
>> Lars Kellogg-Stedman <>
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Received on Fri May 14 07:22:48 1999