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From Ben Souther <>
Subject Re: Tomcat Running out of Memory
Date Thu, 09 Dec 2004 20:48:10 GMT
There was a memory leak in j2sdk1.4.1xxx, I believe.
Is that the one you're using?

On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 15:45, Richey, Ross wrote:
> My tomcat process runs out of memory (unless rebooted) approximately
> every three days.
> Vital Statistics:
> -Our consultant-designed website consists of approximately 5000 JSP
> pages.  None of these pages pull from a backend, the java was merely
> used to provide a persistent border.
> -Max heap size is set to 1850 megs, (which from what I understand is the
> max on a 32-bit system).
> -The server has 4 gigs of total RAM.
> -JDK 1.4
> -Tomcat 5.0.18
> -Redhat 7.3
> I've done some searches on Google and in the archives and I can't seem
> to find any way to turn up the frequency of the garbage collection.
> Everything seems to indicate that once a JSP is loaded into memory it
> stays there.
> Is there some way to increase the max heap size?
> Or some way to increase the frequency of garbage collection?
> Or any other way to slow down the memory usage?
> Ross Richey
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