How Does Java SE 6 Calculate the Default Value for MaxHeapSize (-Xmx)?

(Doc ID 2097799.1)

Last updated on JULY 20, 2017

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 6 to 7 [Release 6 to 7]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document explains how Java SE 6 calculates the default value for its maximum heap size (i.e. -Xmx or -XX:MaxHeapSize ).


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