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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: heap size
Date Wed, 23 Jul 2003 16:31:07 GMT


>Thanks Yoav - one last dumb question and I will leave you alone! So by

There's more than one in this email ;)  And no question is dumb
(although that assertion is frequently tested on this list).

>adding that to my environment variables list, Tomcat knows to add it as
>startup parameter for Java? Or do I need to specify something else in

No, it's one of a small set of variables documented in
$CATALINA_HOME/bin/ that tomcat looks for.  Environment
variables don't need to be on the classpath.

>Is there an easy way to check the JVM to
>see the parameters once it is running??

Generally, no, but there are some exceptions.  Although in this specific
case, you can get memory information via Runtime#totalMemory() and

Yoav Shapira

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