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From "Dale, Matt" <>
Subject RE: JVM memory size changing dramatically
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2004 15:43:29 GMT

Only you can answer these questions by testing your application with something like Jmeter.
Devise tests that replicate user behaviour and increase the load until it breaks. Then you
will be able to see what it can handle and how windows copes with the load.


-----Original Message-----
From: Safadi, Mazin []
Sent: 28 July 2004 17:40
To: 'Tomcat Users List'
Subject: RE: JVM memory size changing dramatically

But windows has enough space, 2GB memory, Dual processors, this app. is
running but still Tomcat does not receive hits, what will happen if the
server has up to 500 visitors concurrently, 
How windows will handle this?
How to make sure that JVM will not goes down?


-----Original Message-----
From: Shapira, Yoav [] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 17:19
To: Tomcat Users List;
Subject: RE: JVM memory size changing dramatically

Windows needs additional space for other things (including possibly idle
thread cleanup) and swaps your process into a paging area temporarily.
It's fairly standard practice, and as you noted results in no errors, so
don't worry about it.

Yoav Shapira
Millennium Research Informatics

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Futchi []
>Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 12:11 PM
>To: Tomcat Users List
>Subject: JVM memory size changing dramatically
>Hi all,
>            I am running tomcat 5 on Win2003 server, my single app. has
>several threads running in the background (threads loading and writing
>data, detecting URL connections).
>Tomcat starting-up with 80 up 90 MB memory size as Win2003 shows in the
>Tasks Manager, it keeps running stable and getting up and down between
>80 and 93 MB memory size. After several hours, memory size gets down to
>5 MB very fast, and then start goes up to 90 MB also fast.   This
>happening in about 2-3 minutes only, then it becomes stable again
>jumping between 80-93 MB memory size.
>While this happening Tomcat is up and running, also my App. is up and
>running. I do not have any memory error messages.
>I doubt it is the GC, Anybody can explain that?!!!
>My JAVA_OPTS as follows
>JAVA_OPTS=-server -Xms256m -Xmx768m -XX:NewSize=64m -XX:MaxNewSize=64m
>-XX:SurvivorRatio=8 -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=5
>-XX:TargetSurvivorRatio=75 -XX:PermSize=32m -XX:MaxPermSize=32m

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