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From Patrick Flaherty <pflah...@rampageinc.com>
Subject Fwd: Setting initial memory for a Tomcat Windows Service
Date Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:03:10 GMT
Hello,

Is this a bug or am I doing this wrong ?

Thanks again,
Pat


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> From: Patrick Flaherty <pflahrty@rampageinc.com>
> Date: September 13, 2012 6:19:34 PM EDT
> To: "Tomcat Users List" <users@tomcat.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Setting initial memory for a Tomcat Windows Service
>
>
> On Sep 13, 2012, at 5:37 PM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
>
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>> Patrick,
>>
>> On 9/13/12 11:41 AM, Patrick Flaherty wrote:
>>> I'm trying to change the max memory (java heap -Xmx) using
>>> Tomcat's //US// switch. I type it according to the Windows service
>>> how-to. We would like to script this into our Tomcat deployment
>>> script which right now simply installs the service using "service
>>> install".
>>>
>>> With the service already installed I tried the following command
>>> line options:
>>>
>>> tomcat7.exe //US//tomcat7 --JvmMs=512 --JvmMx=1024
>>
>> Hmm.
>>
>>> tomcat7.exe //US//tomcat7 --JvmOptions -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
>>>
>>> Although I get no error, I know its not taking because after
>>> starting tomcat.exe I look in the Windows process manager and it
>>> shows its only using 50MB of ram instead of 512MB of ram (the -Xms
>>> value)
>>
>> Silly question: how do you start Tomcat? (tomcat.exe does not exist).
>
> It's a Windows service. While testing this I'm just using the  
> Services Control Manager to stop and start the service.
>>
>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> You didn't follow the instructions for --JvmOptions:
>> http://tomcat.eu.apache.org/tomcat-7.0-doc/windows-service-howto.html
>
> I did follow the instructions. There are options for *just* min/max  
> heap size (JvmMS & JvmMx)
>>
>> You want:
>>
>> - --JvmOptions -Xms=512#-Xmx=1024
>
> No, this did not work.
>
>>
>> After you do either of your commands, what do you see if you do:
>>
>> C:\> tomcat7w.exe //ES//tomcat7
>
> I'm just launching tomcat7w.exe in Windows and checking the Java tab  
> to see if it took.
>
>>
>> That should show you the current configuration (and let you edit
>> everything if you want).
>>
>> Remember that you are only editing the service definition: you will
>> have to launch Tomcat via the service if you want that configuration
>> to take effect. Also, if Tomcat is running when you change the
>> configuration, you'll have to restart the service to notice any  
>> change.
>>
>> - -chris
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