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From Bernd Fondermann <bf_...@brainlounge.de>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (JAMES-512) OutOfMemoryError -- object not released.
Date Tue, 30 May 2006 16:02:50 GMT
Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Re: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/JAMES-512
> 
> This problem sounds related one we've previously documented, but not
> finished fixing.  The file-based repositories maintain an in-memory list of
> the e-mails, which grows forever unless you remove messages from it.
> 
> The in-memory message list is initialized when the repository is first
> accessed during each server execution, and maintained in-memory for the
> remainder of the server process.

OK, this might be a problem (is it documented in a JIRA?).
How is that related to the specific memory leak reported here which was 
identified as being the caching of Streams?

> 
> Ideally, we can deprecate file-based repositories in favor of dbfile, unless
> we have a need for purely file-based repositories.

I don't think its a good idea to stop supporting file-based 
repositories. It's a nice migration path for users from 2.2 to 2.3.

I'd rather fix the code.

   Bernd

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