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From wild_oscar <>
Subject Tomcat 6 and Permgen increase with redeployments
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2007 18:09:35 GMT

Although I've read a lot in the past week about Permgen and the problems of
some libs, I haven't been able to find a solution to my problem.

I'm running Tomcat 6 and an application with (among others):

- Struts 2
- Hibernate
- Tiles 2
- Log4j
- ant

Redeployment with ant (or the tomcat manager) makes the permgen space grow
and it doesn't shrink.

I'm using Jprofiler to figure out what's wrong. I recorded allocation data,
deployed the application, stopped recording and undeployed. I made GC
collect, well, the garbage, and Permgen free space did not increase. 

I seem to be stuck with a lot of log4j classes and hibernate classes.

I've pushed the Postgresql driver to the container's /lib. I've also tried
pushing log4j and commons-logging there as well.

Waiting some time does not solve the problem as well. Permgen space will not

As for hibernate, I've implemented a static SessionFactory, which I close in
the destroy() method of my servletcontextlistener. 

Can anyone pinpoint the probable cause, solution or way to tackle this
problem? Increasing the size of the Permgen only postpones the problem: at
the end of a workday it'll be full, after a dozen redeployments...
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