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Netbeans forces Garbage collection ,not request Garbage Collection

 
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Hi All,

Loads of books tell that you can request Garbage Collection and can't force the Garbage Collection.

In Netbeans IDE, there is a tab titled "FORCE GARBAGE COLLECTION" to freeup memory.

[ July 16, 2008: Message edited by: Pratap koritala ]
 
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yap that sounds interesting running a few tests did change the values. Even in the netbeans manualthey mention that we can initiate when the memory toolbar is clicked.
 
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Hmmm I suspect it forces the suggestion of garbage collection
 
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You cannot force garbage collection via a normal Java API call (such as System.gc()).

However, Sun's JVM does have a debugger interface which does allow you to force garbage collection. The tool JConsole (included with the JDK), which uses this interface, can be used to force garbage collection in running Java processes. NetBeans most likely uses the same interface to force garbage collection.

I don't know the details of how the debugger interface works.
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Did anybody know how ?
How to know who are the main code contributors of Netbeans...
 
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How to run garbage collection using Netbeans ?
 
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Ravikanth kolli wrote:yap that sounds interesting running a few tests did change the values. Even in the netbeans manualthey mention that we can initiate when the memory toolbar is clicked.

The link was dead.
 
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John Joe wrote:The link was dead.



Well... it was posted 8 years ago so maybe that's not all that surprising?
 
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