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How to increase JVM Heap Size

Mohan Vinukonda
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Hi,
Any idea how to increase heap size of a JVM. Is there any provision to do this. Thnx! Mohan.
Henry Wong
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The -Xmx command line option


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Jesper de Jong
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The documentation explains exactly what command line options there are and how to use them.


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Mohan Vinukonda
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Thank you very much for your response,

just extending to my previous quesitoin, how do we suggest JVM to use which algorithem for Garbage Collection.
Campbell Ritchie
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Please, one question, one thread You have already asked about garbage collection here. I have edited that part of your post.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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