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Spacewalk Getting Error "Exception in Thread-xxx java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space" (Doc ID 2343242.1)

Last updated on APRIL 28, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.32] and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


When you are trying to sync the spacwalk repos using the command #spacewalk-repo-sync -c <channel name> may failed due to java heap message as shown in below logs


INFO | jvm 2 | 2017/12/14 17:45:58 | 2017-12-14 17:45:58,778 [Thread-674] INFO com.redhat.rhn.taskomatic.task.repomd.RepositoryWriter - Channel Modified Date:2017-12-14 14:10:06 PST
INFO | jvm 2 | 2017/12/14 17:45:59 | 2017-12-14 17:45:58,943 [Thread-674] INFO com.redhat.rhn.taskomatic.task.repomd.RepositoryWriter - Generating new repository metadata for channel 'ol6_x86_64_latest'(sha256) 32271 packages, 2990 errata
INFO | jvm 2 | 2017/12/14 18:14:15 | Exception in thread "Thread-674" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
STATUS | wrapper | 2017/12/15 11:58:41 | TERM trapped. Shutting down.


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