Re: [htdig] reference count overflow

Subject: Re: [htdig] reference count overflow
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Thu Jun 15 2000 - 15:53:26 PDT

At 11:54 AM -0700 6/15/00, John Caldwell wrote:
>I'm using htdig to index about 140,000 documents. The dig went fine, and
>the merge went fine too... but now when I try to execute the search, I get
>a "reference count overflow" error:
>Is this just too many docs for htdig to handle? I searched the archives
>and found someone else with the same problem, but I didn't see any


FIrst off, it would really help if you mentioned what version of
ht://Dig, what OS, where you got ht://Dig (i.e. source or package),
compiler, etc. Secondly, I'll mention what I said in the FAQ. There
is no limit whatsoever to what ht://Dig can handle if you have proper

I don't know why you didn't see any replies in the list archives...
Nevertheless, normally when we get bug reports of this type, they
seem completely transient. When we try to get debugging information
from people, their response is typically "oh, it doesn't happen
anymore, I'll let you know if it comes back." (NOTE: If you've sent a
database report before and it's still happening, speak up!)

So my first suggestion is to try reindexing from scratch. Do you
still see it? If so, are you willing to apply a patch, compile in
debugging code and run htsearch through gdb?


-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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