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From Thilo Goetz <twgo...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: UIMA : java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space.....
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2009 15:39:20 GMT
Marshall Schor wrote:
> Thanks, Thilo, good points!
> 
> Another fine point below
> 
> Thilo Goetz wrote:
[...]
>> * On 32-bit windows, a process may use up to 2GB of
>> memory, not 4GB.  Subtract from that the memory that
>> the JVM needs, and you get to some number around 1.4GB
>> as the maximum JVM heap space you can allocate.
>>   
> Actually, there seems to be a way to get Windows XP and Server to let
> users have 3GB, not 2GB, but you have to change a setting.  See
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms791558.aspx

This switch has cost me weeks of my working life,
with random software failures which finally turned
out to be caused by windows running out of resource
handles very quickly because of this switch.  So I
wouldn't recommend it ;-)

--Thilo

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