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From Kevan Miller <>
Subject Re: Strange memory problems / white screens
Date Thu, 19 Jul 2007 14:41:00 GMT

On Jul 19, 2007, at 10:14 AM, Ian Hunter wrote:

> We’ve noticed a problem where intermittently Geronimo starts  
> failing to respond to web requests (browser symptom is a blank  
> white screen) – when this starts happening, we notice that on the  
> system info tab, the memory metrics display “Not Yet Available” but  
> after we restart Geronimo completely, web requests work and the  
> memory values display.
> Has anyone else seen anything like this?

Hi Ian,
Any errors showing up in var/log/geronimo.log? Is this behavior truly  
intermittent or somewhat predictable? I would suspect that you have a  
memory leak... Have you tracked memory utilization?

I've found the following useful:

export JAVA_OPTS=" -verbose:gc -XX:+PrintGCDetails -XX: 

First two options will cause GC statistics to be printed by the JVM.

HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError will cause a heap dump to be created on  
OOME conditions. Very handy for post-mortem analysis... There's no  
overhead associated with this setting (only pay a cost when you run  
out of memory).

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