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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: OutOfMemory exception explanation?
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2004 18:16:06 GMT


>As I indicated, the problem, when it occurs, only effects 1 of the many
>servlets.  We have 2 WebApps running, both with a few servlets.  This
>occurrs only on 1 servlet, and once it has errored, it causes that
>servlet to function improperly.  Only that servlet, and even after
>completely removing the webapp that housed the servlet and re-adding
>Does this still sound like a problem with my webapp?  Why doesn't
>re-initialize the container which housed the servlet?  Thanks again, I
>will look at profiling my app to see where there may be a failure.

Simply said, an OutOfMemoryError is fatal.  It puts the entire JVM in an
unstable state.  Tomcat can't do anything about it.
Yoav Shapira

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