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tomcat -> out of memory error

tomcat -> out of memory error

(OP)
Hi,
I am admining an application running on tomcat 4.1.29/ windows 2000. Recently i am getting java.lang.outofmemory error every now and then. As I checked CATALINA_OPT and JAVA_OPT environment variables are set to following value:
"-Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -Xmn512m"
Quotations are part of the value.
Is this correct, i have seen some people suggesting to set it to "-server -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -Xmn512m" or
"-client -server -Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -Xmn512m" with/without quotation, so my question is do i need to have both CATALINA_OPT and JAVA_OPT or one is enough? What is the correct value (with or without server/client)?
My next question is how can i check to see if the max size is actually set?

Many thanks in advance
Portagal
 

RE: tomcat -> out of memory error

I just use :

-Xms512m -Xmx512m

(for half a gig).

To check the actual JVM size, either check your process memory on the OS, or in a JSP/servlet :

long totalMemoryAllocated = Runtime.getRuntime().totalMemory();

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RE: tomcat -> out of memory error

(OP)
Thanks for the reply.
I cannot get this working, i have tried different approaches (out of desperation): adding CATALINA_OPTS and/or JAVA_OPTS as my environment variable and i have tried the value with and without qoutation marks and i have tried to edit the catalina.bat file under tomcat/bin and adding this line
set JAVA_OPTS=-Xms512m -Xmx512m
i also tried this line
set JAVA_OPTS=-server -Xms512m -Xmx512m
Non of these seems to be able to set my JVM's heap size I have added
long totalMemoryAllocated = Runtime.getRuntime().totalMemory();
to my JSP file, and no matter how i attempt to set the heap size totalMemoryAllocated is always equal to 66650112 which i believe is the default size of the heap size.
Please help!!!

RE: tomcat -> out of memory error

(OP)
Ok, it worked after all.
it turns out if tomcat is started form the Start Menu under windows, setting CATALINA_OPTS/JAVA_OPTS has no effect and i have to start from tomcat-home>bin>startup.bat

Thanks,
Portgal
 

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