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01: jvisualvm tutorial to sample Java heap memory

Java does not have a sizeof operator like C++ does. Java uses automatic memory management known as the Garbage Collection, hence it is not that important to evaluate size of various objects. But, for the purpose of learning & fixing any potential memory issues, I have used “jvisualvm”, which is…

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02: jvisualvm to detect memory leak – a quick tutorial style Java demo

This is a companion post to 8 Java Memory Management Interview Q&A demonstrating a memory leak scenario step by step with jvisualvm, which is a free profiling tool that gets shipped with JDK. Step 1: Code that causes memory leak Here is a sample code that causes memory leak. It…

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jvisualvm to debug deadlocks in Java

This extends JConsole for debugging deadlocks in Java applications, using jvisualvm that gets shipped with your JDK. Step 1: Java code that creates a dead lock situation by a) thread-0 holding on to lock1 and waiting for the lock2, b) and thread-1 holding on to lock2 and waiting for the…

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