Cannot Open a Hprof Heap Dump Generated With "jrcmd" With Eclipse Memory Analyzer, Showing Error: "Parser found 0 HPROF dumps in file... "

(Doc ID 1451516.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle JRockit - Version R28 to R28.2.0 [Release JRockit]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : R28 version, JVM and JDK

When trying to generate a heapdump with JRockit Command Line tool (jrcmd), it produces a very small hprof file. Sampling the liveset size vs Xms and Xmx value, the hprof file is not larger than 50% of current liveset.

When trying to open it with Eclipse MAT, the following error appears:


To obtain the heapdump, the following steps were followed:

  1. Determine what the PID for the managed server is ($ps -fea |grep weblogic)
  2. Set up an environment for WebLogic Server Domain ($ . ./
  3. Collect a heap dump: $jrcmd hprofdump filename=heapdump.hprof


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