Re: [htdig] htsearch hangs


Subject: Re: [htdig] htsearch hangs
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 10:54:16 PST


On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, Eksperten.dk wrote:

> We have asked htdig to index our 30.000 pages at www.eksperten.dk, but when
> we search, htsearch sometimes exits with a failure.

What's the failure?

There is a builtin alarm() call that prevents any search from taking more
than 5 minutes. But this is pretty unlikely unless you're searching for a
very frequent word on a very overtaxed box (i.e. you're swapping).

IMHO, it's a good idea to put very common words in the bad_words list
because they won't give much information to a query. (Realistically, how
useful is it to include "the" in an English query?)

--
-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

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