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From "Surendrakumar Viswanathan \(suviswan\)" <>
Subject RE: Java processes in tomcat...
Date Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:10:02 GMT
Which compiler do you use for compiling JSP pages also have you enabled fork during jsp compiler.
I think there are some known issues with this fork option.


-----Original Message-----
From: √ėyvind Johansen [] 
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 2:35 PM
To: 'Tomcat Users List'
Subject: RE: Java processes in tomcat...

Possible reasons (not really sure here):

You open a filestream, but you do not close it after use You start a Thread that never finishes
(no stop when tomcat runs destroy() on your webapp) You start a ServerSocket listener that
doesn't timeout or stop gracefully. 
Some other reason I do not see.

Oyvind Johansen
ElectricTimeCar, Norway

-----Opprinnelig melding-----
Fra: Gulshan Babajee []
Sendt: 30. juni 2005 10:35
Til: ''
Emne: Java processes in tomcat...

Hi, I've posted this question sometimes ago, but did not receive any reply.
Am sending it again if ever someone has got an answer meanwhile 

Am actually using tomcat version 5.0.28 on Red Hat Linux 6.2. What i've notice is that each
time i compile my java classes, copy them to /WEB-INF/classes dir. and then redeploy my web
application consisting of jsp pages, I saw the number of java process increases when I do
a 'ps -aux' 

That is if before compilation of my java classes there were 30 java processes, then after
compilation I saw 30 new java processes when I did a 'ps -aux' The problem is that tomcat
does not kill the previous java processes that were associated with my old java classes. Subsequently
if I do 5 compilation, I'll get (5 x 40) java processes and finally I got an 'OutOfMemoryError'.

Can anyone please tell me what's the cause of the above problem and how to resolve it. thanks
in advance

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