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From Miguel González Castaños <>
Subject Re: Tomcat pausing and no java process
Date Thu, 03 May 2012 14:28:34 GMT
On 03/05/2012 15:29, Pid wrote:
> On 03/05/2012 11:35, Miguel González Castaños wrote:
>> Dear all,
>>    My Tomcat 5.5 server reports in catalina.out under heavy load that
>> Tomcat is pausing. I checked and no java process was running and I had
>> to start Tomcat manually.
> Can you post an example of the message from catalina.out that says
> Tomcat is pausing?
May 3, 2012 8:40:10 AM org.apache.catalina.storeconfig.StoreLoader load
INFO: Find registry server-registry.xml at classpath resource
May 3, 2012 8:40:10 AM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina start
INFO: Server startup in 5771 ms
May 3, 2012 9:56:54 AM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11BaseProtocol pause
INFO: Pausing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-80
May 3, 2012 9:56:54 AM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11BaseProtocol pause
INFO: Pausing Coyote HTTP/1.1 on http-443
May 3, 2012 1:35:03 PM org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener 
INFO: The Apache Tomcat Native library which allows optimal performance 
in production environments was not found on the java.library.path: 
May 3, 2012 1:35:03 PM org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11BaseProtocol init

I have just realized about that APR is missing, can be affecting to this 

>>    No errors before in catalina.out. The only error found today (It
>> crashed 3 times in 3 hours) was an outofmemory error.
>>    I changed from 1024Mb to 1536Mb in
>>    CATALINA_OPTS="$CATALINA_OPTS -Xms1536m -Xmx1536m"
> Do you actually have 2Gb of free RAM to assign to the Tomcat process?

Well, the machine has 4 Gb and only runs MySQL and Tomcat.

>>    After installing Javamelody I saw that memory use was reaching 1056 Mb
>> (probably that triggered the outofmemory error).
>>    Anything I can check or any setting I can set to get more information
>> in the next crash?
> Enable JMX&  connect to Tomcat using VisualVM (with the MBean&  Memory
> Pool plugins).  Monitor thread counts&  memory usage.
I have installed javamelody an the thread count is around 120, reaching 
a max of 180. Memory usage grows very fast until Tomcat hangs. I suspect 
is an issue of the garbage collector and setting the heap memory too 
high. I have reset it to 768 Mb and now the memory seems to keep quite 
low, some people say that Tomcat 5.x doesn't like much more than 1 Gb of 
heap memory and that GC is not doing his job:


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