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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-7589

Prevent outliers from raising the number of bits of everyone with numeric doc values

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 7.0
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      Today we encode entire segments with a single number of bits per value. It was done this way because it was faster, but it also means a single outlier can significantly increase the space requirements. I think we should have protection against that.

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            • Assignee:
              jpountz Adrien Grand
              Reporter:
              jpountz Adrien Grand
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