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RE: size limitations or...

Date: Fri Jul 09 1999 - 11:50:03 GMT

The problem you face is known. Memory leaks have been created in a 
previous version. As a consequence, there OS refuses to allocate more 
memory to your indexing process.

There are several way to solve or bypass it:
- create multiple indexes and then search on all of them. inconvenient: 
need to merge results with post-processing when searching.
- create indexes and then merge them. I did it ok for 11'000 files.
- patch the indexer with information given from the website under patches: 
memoryleak2- I have not had a chance to test it though. It is probably 
your best chance and requires less work.

Good luck,

Stephane Meier

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: 9 juillet 1999 12:53
Subject: [SWISH-E] size limitations or...


I have begun to configure and use Swish-e on our intranet for the first 
and have run into the following error message while trying to create an
index file. 

/usr/local/bin/swish-e -i /mnt/htmldocs/ -c /opt/swish/src/user.config -f
./search/swish/index -v 3 > swishindex.log
swish: Ran out of memory (could not allocate enough)!

I have roughly over 20,000 files (including .gifs etc, although I have 
not to index them in the config file) using roughly 330MB space on the hd. 
have roughly 310MB free space on the hd.

server harddisk
Used : ~330 MB
Available : ~310
Total : ~640 MB

Has anybody experienced problems with similar amounts of files to index?
Since I have no idea how to proceed with this problem except blindly 
different configurations and go from there, I would appreciate if somebody
with more experience with swish-e could point me in the general direction 
the problem/solution.

Thanks in advance
S. Baumberg
Received on Fri Jul 9 04:46:17 1999