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From "Andreas Veithen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AXIS2-5874) Memory leak when trying to getInputStream() from an External Repository data through AXIS
Date Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:25:00 GMT


Andreas Veithen commented on AXIS2-5874:

AXIS2-5301 is not about leaking memory. Note that you haven't yet provided any evidence that
there is a memory leak.

> Memory leak when trying to getInputStream() from an External Repository data through
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: AXIS2-5874
>                 URL:
>             Project: Axis2
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: jaxws, wsdl
>    Affects Versions: 1.6.2
>         Environment: Windows 2008
>            Reporter: Nidhin Lazar
>            Priority: Blocker
> We are using AXIS WS to connect and download files from an external repository .We are
using SOAP based webservice calls download an object. The API returns a DataHandler object,
from where we are getting the input stream. We have tried closing the inputstream object but
even after the close call we can see that the memory is still holding the stream, and eventually
the client machine is running out of memory.Any help on this would be highly appreciated.
> Our client code is as shown below
> URL url = new URL("http://"+host+"/ws/CntSrvc.svc?wsdl");
> CntSrvc_Svc cService = new CntSrvc_Svc(url);
> CntSrvc cntSrvcClient = cService.getBasicHttpBindingCntSrvc(new MTOMFeature());
> InputStream in = null ;
> in =;
> // write in to a file.
> //closing the input stream
> if (in != null){
>  in.close(); 
> }
> [Note;] Our client code runs under tomcat container, and this acts as a server to other
> [Note:]We have created a sample client without using AXIS, where our client connecting
to external repository and download content.Here we donot see any memory leak.Our investigation
proves that its when we use AXIS and getinputstream() the memory is leaking, input stream
is not closing.Our current framework demands AXIS hence we would like to get a solution or
workaround for this issue

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