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java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: native memory exhausted



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

Error Messages

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


Make the following change to the operating environment:

Please set system property -Dsun.reflect.inflationThreshold=0

Published March 23, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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