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From Oscar Carrillo <tom...@daydream.stanford.edu>
Subject RE: Need some Tomcat Configuration help badly
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2003 19:38:29 GMT
Thanks.

I'm still not sure what kind of code would produce a memory leak. Any 
chance you could give a brief description or example of this?

Thanks,
Oscar
http://daydream.stanford.edu/tomcat/install_web_services.html

On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Shapira, Yoav wrote:

> 
> Howdy,
> 
> >If I understand this correctly, there are references lying around that
> >point to objects that no longer are needed. Is this something the
> >developer does or something tomcat does in compiling the servlets?
> 
> This is something the developer does.
> 
> >In other words, is there something the developer or administrator can
> do
> >to avoid this? Does pre-compiling the jsp files avoid this?
> 
> Pre-compiling JSP files helps avoid the javac memory leak previously
> described.  The memory leak is just inside the JSPC process, not inside
> the tomcat running server.
> 
> The developer can employ good coding practices as well as good QA
> practices such as the use of a profiler throughout the lifecycle of the
> project to detect and prevent memory leaks.
> 
> >If you don't change the JSP pages, or class files, then the memory leak
> >that is created just happens once. In this scenario, the memory
> >leak wouldn't keep growing until eventually tomcat does. Is that
> correct?
> 
> This is true.  In this scenario (one compilation of each JSP in a
> running tomcat server) you'd have a limited memory leak per JSP.  If you
> have thousands of JSPs, this can still be a serious leak.
> 
> Yoav Shapira
> 
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Oscar
> >http://daydream.stanford.edu/tomcat/install_web_services.html
> >
> >On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Shapira, Yoav wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Howdy,
> >> Actually, the popularity and usage of Jikes has been decreasing (at
> >> least as measured by downloads).  Javac's memory-handling behavior
> has
> >> been improved significantly.
> >>
> >> The memory leaks described earlier in this thread are not
> >> compiler-related and simply swapping compilers would not help.  They
> are
> >> problems of reference scope.
> >>
> >> Yoav Shapira
> >> Millennium ChemInformatics
> >>
> >>
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >From: Nikola Milutinovic [mailto:Nikola.Milutinovic@ev.co.yu]
> >> >Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 1:16 AM
> >> >To: Tomcat Users List
> >> >Subject: Re: Need some Tomcat Configuration help badly
> >> >
> >> >Dick Steflik wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I had the same question. In all of the years I've worked with Java
> >> I've
> >> >> always thought  it was free of memory leaks. If you use a
> different
> >> >> compiler does the problem go away. Is that how people like JRun
> >> >> (Macromedia)  and WebSphere (IBM) avoid the problem?
> >> >
> >> >It could be. Someone here mentioned using Jikes for Tomcat as a
> >> workaround
> >> >(solution). I know that Jikes has bugs, here and there, but it can
> be
> >> made
> >> >to
> >> >work and it comes with Tomcat. Considering that "javac" has an all
> >> present
> >> >bug
> >> >(this memory leak), Jikes is better. I guess commercial solutions
> use
> >> their
> >> >own
> >> >implementations or fork off to get rid of memory leak.
> >> >
> >> >Why does JavaC have that memory leak?
> >> >
> >> >Nix.
> >> >
> >> >
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