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AUTOMATING – OUTOFMEMORYERROR TROUBLESHOOTING

Troubleshooting OutOfMemoryError or any memory related problem is done manually even in 2019. Troubleshooting and identifying the root cause of OutOfMemoryError can even be automated, by following below mentioned 3 steps: 

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SHALLOW HEAP, RETAINED HEAP

Eclipse MAT (Memory Analyzer Tool) is a powerful tool to analyze heap dumps. It comes quite handy when you are trying to debug memory related problems. In Eclipse MAT two types of object sizes are reported:

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HOW MUCH MEMORY IS MY APPLICATION WASTING?

In early 1970s 1 MB was costing 1 million $. Now 1 mb is costing fraction of that cost. There is no comparison. This is one of the reasons why engineers and enterprises don’t worry about memory any more. 1 million $ in 1970s might be equivalent of several millions of dollars’ worth today. Thus, back in the day’s memory was treated so preciously. This preciousness has been vividly described in the book ‘Idea Man’ – autobiography of Paul Allen (Microsoft Co-founder). Paul Allen talks about the challenge he and Bill Gates faced in writing BASIC programming language (Microsoft’s very first product) under 4 KB.

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JHAT – HEAP DUMP ANALYSIS

In the earlier article, we saw how to generate Heap Dump from the JVM. In this article, we will see how to analyze a heap dump in detail using ‘jhat’ tool. It’s easier to explain Heap analysis process with an example Memory leak program.

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HOW TO CAPTURE HEAP DUMP? – JMAP, – XX:+HEAPDUMPONOUTOFMEMORYERROR

Heap dump is a snapshot of the Java memory. It contains information about the Java objects and classes in the heap at the moment the snapshot is triggered. It’s vital artifact to diagnose any Java memory related problems.

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