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From Pïd stèr <...@pidster.com>
Subject Re: ParNew promotion failed in verbose GC logs
Date Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:54:48 GMT
On 16 Apr 2013, at 20:42, Christopher Schultz
<chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:

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> Vidyadhar,
>
> On 4/16/13 1:14 PM, Techienote com wrote:
>> With default setting we were getting frequent OOM errors. After
>> analyzing the heap dump we found
>> org.apache.poi.hssf.usermodel.HSSFSheet is accumulating more heap
>> memory. As per the application development this is the normal
>> behavior and have suggested to increase the maximum heap size to
>> 2048MB
>
> So, you keep lots of spreadsheets in memory for some reason? I can't
> imagine that loading a Microsoft Excel document into memory and
> keeping it in what POI calls "horrible spreadsheet format" is the best
> way to keep that information around. I suppose only /you/ know you
> requirements.
>
> Just how many spreadsheets do you need to keep in memory?
>
>> After increasing the max heap size we were seeing some large GC
>> pauses for the same we tried to change the JVM policy to CMS and
>> added following parameters
>>
>> -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+UseParNewGC
>> -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled
>
> Did you enable verbose GC logging before/after you enabled those
> options? Did it help anything? Do you have any idea *why* your GCs
> were taking so long, or did you just Google for "java gc is taking a
> long time" and enable those options because they were "recommended" by
> someone?
>
>> Since then the long pauses reduced from 112 seconds to 90 seconds.
>
> Without seeing your data, I would guess that it's only a coincidence
> that your pauses have decreased in duration: you have likely not had
> any improvement by changing the GC configuration.
>
>> Also we have seeing regular permanent generation concurrent mark
>> failure which got reduced after changing NewSize to 512MB.
>
> Well, the NewSize shouldn't have any bearing on anything happening in
> PermGen, other than maybe allowing OutOfMemoryErrors to occur if you
> overfill PermGen. But that's not happening, here.

+1

Did CMS in 1.5 actually collect in PermGen? (Genuinely don't know the
answer to that)


p



>
>> -Dsun.rmi.dgc.client.gcInterval=3600000
>> -Dsun.rmi.dgc.server.gcInterval=3600000 -XX:+DisableExplicitGC
>
> If I understand correctly (and I don't claim to be a GC ergonomics
> expert), those options are mutually-exclusive. Disabling explicit GC
> should disable the RMI's use of .. explicit garbage-collection. So, if
> you really are using RMI, disabling explicit garbage-collection can
> ruin everything. [See
> http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/gc-tuning-5-138395.html#1.1.Other%20Considerations|outline].
>
> Have you tried with a supported version of a Java VM?
>
> - -chris
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