[jboss-user] [Performance Tuning] - Re: when does java release commited memory back to the OS

PeterJ do-not-reply at jboss.com
Wed Apr 1 11:14:45 EDT 2009

Once the JVM asks the OS for memory for the heap it is reluctant to let it go. If you want to limit the amount of memory used, restrict the max heap size. Your only other option is to get more RAM (or allocate larger page files). 

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