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From Peter Crowther <>
Subject Re: Getting a heap dump on OOME from Tomcat-as-a-service on Windows?
Date Tue, 02 Feb 2010 08:14:48 GMT
On 1 February 2010 22:23, Laird Nelson <> wrote:
> Gave Everyone full control of the C:\crap directory.  Configured Tomcat
> through the service monitor to also append -XX:HeapDumpPath=C:\crap to the
> list of Java options.  Started and stopped the service.  Ran the build.
> Heap dumped, but no file was produced.  Searched the entire computer for
> .hprof files; no results.
> Anything else before giving up?

Follow the process with Process Explorer* from sysinternals (or
Technet, these days) and see whether/where it's trying to write the
file and what's stopping it from doing so.

- Peter

* Worth its weight in gold for tracing this kind of error

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