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java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: native memory exhausted

SA-21274

Summary



Gradual Increase in memory utilization is observed and eventually native OutOfMemory is thrown.

Error Messages



java.lang.OutOfMemoryError:
native memory exhausted


Steps to Reproduce



Not Applicable

Root Cause



A third-party issue.

the node ran out of NATIVE memory which is the non-java off heap. IBM java under WebSphere has known native memory leaks. Review of java cores javacore*.txt showed too many occurrences of “sun/reflect/DelegatingClassLoader” (>1000) as described in the IBM link below

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21566549


Resolution



Make the following change to the operating environment:

Please set system property -Dsun.reflect.inflationThreshold=0
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Published March 23, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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