Coherence Nodes Using The G1 Garbage Collector Prior To Oracle Java HotSpot JDK 7U4 Could Encounter Memory Problems
Last updated on JULY 05, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Coherence - Version 220.127.116.11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Coherence nodes using new G1 GC algorithm that is introduced in the Java 7 could see this problem.
- Created distributed cache running on 4 storage nodes.
- Loading data 300,000 records from a database using JPACacheStore.
- Using JConsole to monitor memory usage of each nodes. After the initial load is finished, all nodes use around 500MB
- Using a script to update data by modifying value in the cache with around 300 requests/sec over a 60 minute period.
- Memory of each node increases while the script is running.
- After 60 minutes, JConsole shows that each node is using memory around 1GB.
- Leaving the cluster for one day with no active workload, then checking with JConsole shows the memory of each nodes is still around 1 GB.
The question is why memory usage does not reduce to around 500 MB after script finish when cache size still 300,000 objects?
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