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Tomcat 5.0 Memory Leak

Asked by: Mike Cherichetti 634 views Software

We’ve recently become aware of a memory leak in Tomcat 5.0:


If you’ve been having problems with Tomcat slowing down over time or freezing to the point where it needs to be restarted periodically, please contact us (http://www.renegadeinternet.com/support.html) for help with patching Tomcat 5.0 or upgrading to Tomcat 5.5 as it does not contain this bug.

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  1. on Nov 01, 2005

    Here are instructions for downloading and installing the Tomcat 5.0 patch:

    cd /usr/local/tomcat/server/classes

    wget http://extranet.renegadeinternet.com/temp/patch_5_0_leak.tar.gz

    tar -xzvf patch_5_0_leak.tar.gz

    rm -f patch_5_0_leak.tar.gz

    /etc/rc.d/init.d/tomcat stop

    # Wait 60 seconds

    killall -9 java

    # Wait 10 seconds

    /etc/rc.d/init.d/tomcat start

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