2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 7, 2012 1:36 PM by User437258 RSS

    Memory Leak or Bad Java Garbage Collector

      I'm not sure if you can call it a memory leak since I don't believe there is a dealloc in Java but my SQL Developer ( running on XP with Java 1.6.0_11 won't release memory. After running for a full day or two it's taking ~740MB or memory and begins slowing down. It's painful to edit a file when this happens and it's painful to restart but I know I will have to eventually because it will just hang on operations for long periods of time.

      I've searched this forum and elsewhere and have found many suggestions including closing worksheets so Java will recognize the unused memory and give it back to the OS but this does not happen with the version of Java I'm running on.

      Any suggestions?