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From "Danny Angus" <da...@apache.org>
Subject RE: An interesting note about memory leaks (was Memory leaks in RemoteDelivery mailet?)
Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 10:23:44 GMT
> After a day of wasted effort, I discovered that using "-server" to set 
> the hotspot VM to server mode cured the problem entirely.  The heap 
> usage sat at around 5 - 6MB indefinitely.  Apparently, when garbage 
> collection is performed, memory is only freed until a certain threshold 
> is reached.  After that, the client VM decides that's enough until the 
> high water mark is reached once more.
> 
> The moral of the story is that not all memory consumption is leakage.

and that -server is a necessity for java applications with long uptimes.

d.


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