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From Zoran Avtarovski <>
Subject Re: Help in diagnosing server unresponsiveness
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2013 04:07:29 GMT
Thanks Miguel,

This is what I also suspect, but I can't see any evidence. The server has
gone 10 days under heavy loads without a glitch and then it will hang a
couple of times in the next few days with no apparent rhyme or reason.


On 3/02/13 5:56 AM, "Miguel González Castaños"
<> wrote:

>On 01/02/2013 20:08, Christopher Schultz wrote:
>> Hash: SHA256
>> Zoran,
>> On 1/31/13 8:36 PM, Zoran Avtarovski wrote:
>>> We have a application running on the latest Tomcat7 and we are
>>> getting a server crash or becoming unresponsive. This occur every
>>> few days at no fixed intervals or time of day and they certainly
>>> don't correlate to any app function ­ at least not according to the
>>> logs.
>> Can you describe the "crash" in more detail? OOME? IF so, what kind
>> (heap or PermGen)? Lock-up (deadlock, etc)? Actual JVM crash (produces
>> a core dump or native stack dump)?
>I would go in that direction too. Enable logs and core or stack dumps
>and analyze them. Be sure you are not restarting Tomcat in your crontab
>(i had a server which was restarted once a week and masked some memory
>In my case I can tell you I had to end up disabling JaveMelody (it was
>provoking some side effects in our webapp as not managing international
>chars in the right way). If reports from Javamelody are not giving you
>any clue, beware that Javamelody has its own memory overhead (not much
>in your case but in my case it was around 200 Mb of heap in a 1 Gb
>virtual server).
>I followed Chris directions, I got stack dumps after a server crash and
>analyzed it with eclipse analyzer. I realized our programmer decided to
>load too many objects in memory than the server could cope with. So no
>memory leak but bad memory management was the root cause.
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