Forcing 'emptying of nursery' because free memory xxxxxKB less than limit yyyyyKB (Doc ID 1420003.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle JRockit - Version: R28.1.0 to R28.1.3 - Release: JRockit to JRockit
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When verbose output is turned on for garbage collection (GC), following entries might be seen:

[nursery][Wed Feb 8 07:27:03 2012][00478] [YC#1536] Forcing 'emptying of nursery' because free memory 13553KB less than limit 14225KB
[nursery][Wed Feb 8 08:31:14 2012][00478] [YC#1583] Forcing 'emptying of nursery' because free memory 11808KB less than limit 16536KB
[nursery][Wed Feb 8 09:23:48 2012][00478] [YC#1606] Forcing 'emptying of nursery' because free memory 9035KB less than limit 14288KB
[nursery][Wed Feb 8 10:00:02 2012][00478] [YC#1622] Forcing 'emptying of nursery' because free memory 10020KB less than limit 14288KB

Cause

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