I'm currently facing an issue where the tomcat CPU Consumption is well below 4% but the Memory Usage for the same is close to 90%(11,000 MB) as observed in the Task manager.
I had checked out this community link where the problem statement was similar to the one i'm facing. But one difference was i don't have any service which internally is updating the Session values rather the result is bound to a session variable and on run time its getting updated correspondingly.
I'm unable to narrow down to the specific service which is causing the problem.
I have even taken a stacktrace through the support tools extension but i couldn't interpret the logs.
What should be my next steps to identify the root cause?
Thanks for your reply @CarlesColl
The following are the JVM parameters I got from the catalina logs when i started the tomcat:
Server version: Apache Tomcat/8.5.23 Server built: Sep 28 2017 10:30:11 UTC Server number: 184.108.40.206 OS Name: Windows Server 2012 R2 OS Version: 6.3 Architecture: amd64 Java Home: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_92 JVM Version: 1.8.0_92-b14 JVM Vendor: Oracle Corporation CATALINA_BASE: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5 CATALINA_HOME: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5 -Dcatalina.home=C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5 -Dcatalina.base=C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5 -Djava.io.tmpdir=C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5\temp -Djava.util.logging.manager=org.apache.juli.ClassLoaderLogManager -Djava.util.logging.config.file=C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5\conf\logging.properties -Dserver -Dd64 XX:+UseG1GC -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -Djava.library.path=C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.5\webapps\Thingworx\WEB-INF\extensions -Xloggc:logs/gc.out -XX:+PrintGCTimeStamps -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps -XX:+PrintGCDetails exit -Xms3000m -Xmx12000m
Also i came across an article and followed Method 1 as suggested in it. I can see now that the memory usage is down to 40%. Still I feel it is steadily increasing.
If it reaches again to 90% should i update the launch params? If so what are the params to be updated & what value?
Hard to say, it depends a lot with the GarbageCollection and the real usage you are doing, hitting max memory doesn't means you are using it, it may mean that just GarbageCollection didn't take place.
Hi @CarlesColl ,
Thanks for your inputs on this issue. I understand that there might be lot of factors which contributes to this issue. But its very challenging for me to even start with the debugging. I'm unable to find any articles/online analysis tool which gives some direction on how to start debugging and eventually to narrow down to root cause.
It'll be really helpful if you could suggest some articles/tools regarding the same.