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From "simon" <>
Subject Re: tomcat is crashing
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2001 01:05:44 GMT

Slightly off-topic but...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Haresh Gujarathi" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 2:51 AM
Subject: RE: tomcat is crashing

> 1. I am using xalan and xerces in my server application; With every request
> sent to the server, the server app does lot of xml processing;
> This makes tomcat threads to create lot of java objects and those are not
> getting free immediately. Infact with every request the memory utilized by
> the threads go on increasing;
> When I execute TOP command on linux, it shows 60 java threads which start
> with 10MB and reach upto 120Mb
> I have 512MB RAM on my system This eventually gets exausted and then it
> starts using the swap files.

When you do this:

> setting following for the JVM
> TOMCAT_OPTS (e.g. -Xmx256m -Xms128m).

you're telling the JVM that it can use 128m of memory before it has to do any garbage collection.
 That's why the memory used
increases to around 120Mb.


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