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From "Adrian Zara" <>
Subject RE: Tomcat Causes Server to go Panic/Crash
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:28:53 GMT
Hi Chuck,

Thanks for the prompt reply. Please refer to the following requested info:

Tomcat version: Tomcat: 5.5.31
JVM version: gij (GNU libgcj) version 3.4.2 20041017 (Red Hat 3.4.2-6.fc3)

If the JAVA_OPTS affects the shutdown process, then I have to find out 
what is the best setting for this env variable since I often encounter the 
server panic during shutdown. What do you think? Both env variables (
JAVA_OPTS and CATALINA_OPTS) are used throughout the file so I 
cannot remove one and retain the other. Previously, JAVA_OPTS is set to 
'-Xmx512m -XX:+AggressiveHeap' so I thought increasing the heap size to 
1024 will resolve the server panic. I have two tomcat seated on two 
different machines. When I increased the JVM heap size on the first 
machine and tried to restart a couple of times, I didn't encounter any 
server panic. But when I tried on the other machine, even on the first 
attempt, the server goes to panic. The two machines has the same specs. 
Both tomcats contain the same web application.

Do you think it is really the tomcat settings that causes the server to 
panic? Should I consider using -server mode in the JAVA_OPTS?

Best regards,

"Caldarale, Charles R" <> 

11/18/2011 01:46 PM
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"Tomcat Users List" <>

"Tomcat Users List" <>

RE: Tomcat Causes Server to go Panic/Crash

> From: Adrian Zara [] 
> Subject: Tomcat Causes Server to go Panic/Crash

> Tomcat Version: 5.5.x

Exact Tomcat version?  There have been at least 15 releases of 5.5.

> JAVA_OPTS='-Xmx1024m -XX:+AggressiveHeap'

Note that setting JAVA_OPTS affects all Tomcat Java executions, including 
the shutdown process.  You should be using CATALINA_OPTS, not JAVA_OPTS.

> settings in the

You should be creating a script to hold environment variable 
settings, not modifying

> Server info: Redhat 3.9.2-6.fc3
>         CPU: 3.4 GHz
>         Memory: 2GB

Exact JVM version?

 - Chuck

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