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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat 4.0.x memory leak (not javac)
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2003 18:44:39 GMT

Since you can reproduce your error easily, can you narrow down which 3rd
party library is keeping the references that cause the memory leak?

Yoav Shapira
Millennium ChemInformatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Trenton D. Adams []
>Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 1:43 PM
>To: 'Tomcat Users List'
>Subject: RE: Tomcat 4.0.x memory leak (not javac)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Rees []
>> Sent: December 2, 2003 11:01 AM
>> To: Tomcat Users List
>> Subject: Re: Tomcat 4.0.x memory leak (not javac)
>> Shapira, Yoav wrote:
>> > Besides what Senor Schultz said (which is 100% true),
>> > 1. Where is this mentioned in the release notes, and what
>> would one have
>> > to search for?
>> Under KNOWN ISSUES IN THIS RELEASE it does mention issues during web
>> application reloading where shared libraries keep references
>> to objects
>> instantiated by the web application.  That says "memory leak" to me
>> although it doesn't specifically say that.
>> > 2. You mentioned in your passage the bug was marked as invalid or
>> > wontfix, and the bug you gave below is marked as new.  So if anyone
>> > actually wasted time (like me) looking up what you said, they
>> > find it.
>> All I did was search for "memory leak" under Tomcat 4 and all
>> status.  I
>> was not positive that it was marked WONTFIX, I should have clarified
>> that in my original message.  I had thought that the issue
>> was something
>> inherent to the design of Tomcat 4 (which was overhauled in
>> Tomcat 5),
>> but I'm sure that they are willing to accept patches if
>> anyone can fix
>> it.  ;-)
>Bugzilla is obviously not working sometimes.  I searched for "memory
>time and got it.  Then I went to search for it for someone else so I
>give them the bug number but nothing came up.  I did the exact same
>"memory leak".  Very interesting indeed.  Heck, I even searched for
>"memory" or "leak" once each and came up with nothing.
>> -Dave
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