I’m trying to start a process on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago), which is failing because it is not able to allocate sufficient memory.
# There is insufficient memory for the Java Runtime Environment to continue. # Cannot create GC thread. Out of system resources. # An error report file with more information is saved as:
The problem is not with the Java application itself - I get the error too when I simply run:
Looking at memory consumption:
total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 32069 31276 792 0 556 16948 -/+ buffers/cache: 13771 18297 Swap: 9325 38 9287
So Mem is reporting that 31 out of 32 Gb of memory is being used, but there should be 18Gb of memory available that is being used by the cache. Should the OS not free up some of this when a process requests memory?
The details of the error dump is
# # There is insufficient memory for the Java Runtime Environment to continue. # Cannot create GC thread. Out of system resources. # Possible reasons: # The system is out of physical RAM or swap space # In 32 bit mode, the process size limit was hit # Possible solutions: # Reduce memory load on the system # Increase physical memory or swap space # Check if swap backing store is full # Use 64 bit Java on a 64 bit OS # Decrease Java heap size (-Xmx/-Xms) # Decrease number of Java threads # Decrease Java thread stack sizes (-Xss) # Set larger code cache with -XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize= # This output file may be truncated or incomplete. # # Out of Memory Error (gcTaskThread.cpp:46), pid=40816, tid=140071992215296 # # JRE version: 6.0_26-b03 # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (20.1-b02 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops) --------------- T H R E A D --------------- Current thread (0x00007f6508006800): JavaThread "Unknown thread" [_thread_in_vm, id=40817, stack(0x00007f650d46c000,0x00007f650d56d000)] Stack: [0x00007f650d46c000,0x00007f650d56d000], sp=0x00007f650d56b7c0, free space=1021k Native frames: (J=compiled Java code, j=interpreted, Vv=VM code, C=native code) V [libjvm.so+0x85ebd5] VMError::report_and_die()+0x265 V [libjvm.so+0x3e41b8] report_vm_out_of_memory(char const*, int, unsigned long, char const*)+0x68 V [libjvm.so+0x466ada] GCTaskThread::GCTaskThread(GCTaskManager*, unsigned, unsigned)+0x13a V [libjvm.so+0x4655de] GCTaskManager::initialize()+0x21e V [libjvm.so+0x465373] GCTaskManager::GCTaskManager(unsigned)+0x13 V [libjvm.so+0x722cad] ParallelScavengeHeap::initialize()+0x4dd V [libjvm.so+0x836549] Universe::initialize_heap()+0xa9 V [libjvm.so+0x8360ea] universe_init()+0x7a V [libjvm.so+0x4ac53b] init_globals()+0x4b V [libjvm.so+0x81cc74] Threads::create_vm(JavaVMInitArgs*, bool*)+0x214 V [libjvm.so+0x51a7b0] JNI_CreateJavaVM+0x80