issueFieldMatch (and probably others) can cause OoM


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if used with an empty filter query, or filter query that returns a very large number of issues, and if the size of an issue in the index is very large.

Some functions only require access to certain fields and those fields are known in advance... so a Lucene collector could maybe be used to load only those fields.

Simpler, the filter query loads everything, whereas it should page the results to the next filter.





Jamie Echlin
April 7, 2015, 9:15 PM

OK... that's somewhat surprising. The paging is in 3.0.10. There are further performance improvements that can be made to that, in the next tranche of development work. However, yes, you can disable it in .11.

David Yu
April 7, 2015, 7:31 PM

Hi Jamie, I tested 3.0.10 and the problem was still there. Haven't had a chance to try out 3.0.11 yet till we update our JIRA version but will once we do.

Jamie Echlin
April 7, 2015, 7:07 PM

- what version of the plugin are you using? Recent versions use paging and should have relatively constant memory.

In the latest version you can disable any function:

David Yu
April 4, 2015, 3:03 AM

We also experienced this when a user placed this search:
issueFunction in issueFieldMatch("", labels, "xyz-*")

Our system struggled for 1.5 hours taking CPU cycles collecting garbage, but recovered eventually. I was hoping to figure out how to disable this JQL function via the steps describe in but seems we'll have to wait for version 3.0.11 after we upgrade JIRA.

Jamie Echlin
September 14, 2014, 9:13 PM

I have a fixed version that I would be grateful if you could test in your staging instance - it's available from

Let me know.

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