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From "Grzegorz Borkowski (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DBCP-332) Closing BasicDataSource doesn't deregister JDBC driver, causing memory leak
Date Mon, 24 May 2010 10:42:30 GMT

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Grzegorz Borkowski commented on DBCP-332:
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@Daniele:  what you see in Tomcat logs means that Tomcat sees that there is memory leak, and
it tries to prevent it. In earlier Tomcat versions, you wouldn't see it.

> Closing BasicDataSource doesn't deregister JDBC driver, causing memory leak
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DBCP-332
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DBCP-332
>             Project: Commons Dbcp
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.3, 1.4
>            Reporter: Grzegorz Borkowski
>             Fix For: 1.3.1, 1.4.1
>
>
> BasicDataSource's method close() doesn't deregister JDBC driver. This causes permgen
memory leaks in web server environments, during context reloads. For example, using Tomcat
6.0.26 with Spring, and BasicDataSource declared in Spring context, there is a message printed
at web application reload:
> SEVERE: A web application registered the JBDC driver [com.mysql.jdbc.Driver] but failed
to unregister it when the web application was stopped. To prevent a memory leak, the JDBC
Driver has been forcibly unregistered.
> I was able to fix it by overriding close method this way:
> {code}
> public class XBasicDataSource extends BasicDataSource {
>     @Override
>     public synchronized void close() throws SQLException {
>         DriverManager.deregisterDriver(DriverManager.getDriver(url));
>         super.close();
>     }
> }
> {code}
> but I think it should be probably the default behavior of BasicDataSource. Or perhaps
there should be some flag/setting on BasicDataSource, named "deregisterDriverAtClose" or so.

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