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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: Tomcat JVM not releasing deleted files (lsof show delete inodes taking up disk space)
Date Fri, 03 Oct 2008 14:46:05 GMT
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Chad,

Chad Kellerman wrote:
> It's actually a vendor supplied application.  I filed a bug/support request
> and they returned with a patch.

Were you able to inspect the patch? I'm interested to see what they
chose to do.

> I guess I was wondering if there were any jvm startup options I may have
> over looked that may help with this sort of issues.  But it definitely seems
> to be a coding issue.

No, I don't think that the JVM does anything like this unless you ask it
to. I suspect that File.deleteOnExit is being used by programmers who
didn't realize the implications on long-running processes.

- -chris
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