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What is heap size in Java?

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2009-04-02 08:53:31
2009-04-02 08:53:31

Java heap is the heap size allocated to JVM applications which takes care of the new objects being created. If the objects being created exceed the heap size, it will throw an error saying memoryOutof Bound Java's default heap size limit is 128MB. If you need more than this, you should use the -Xms and -Xmx command line arguments when launching your program:

java -Xms -Xmx We can also give like in this format also.format is : -mx256m..Sometimes it will show error if you are using java -Xms -Xmx format..In that case use -mx256m this.value can be changed..

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You can specify the starting and maximum heap sizes when you launch a Java program by using the command line switches: -Xms<size> set initial Java heap size -Xmx<size> set maximum Java heap size Example: The following line will run the MyProgram Java program with 64-128mb heap space. java -Xms64m -Xmx128m MyProgram

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How do increase java heap space on mobile

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an object is stored in a heap in java

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For 32 bit OS the default size is 64kb. For 64 bit OS the default size is 128kb

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You can use the -Xms and -Xmx arguments to set the starting and maximum heap size of your Java application. Running the following line will launch MyProgram with a starting heap size of 32MB and a maximum size of 128MB. java -Xms 32M -Xmx 128M MyProgram The maximum amount of Heap space you can use for your application would depend on the type of OS and JVM you are using. For a 32 bit OS and JVM the maximum heap space is only 2 GB whereas for a 64 bit OS and JVM the amount of heap space you can use is virtually unlimited.

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The default minimum memory allocated for heap storage in Java is dependent on the implementation. The maximum size is theoretically unbounded, but I've never seen more than about 910 MB available, even on machines with far more free RAM.

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The heap is a section of memory controlled by a program used for dynamic variable allocation. Heap size is the size of that section of memory.

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Garbage collection in Java is the process of cleaning up the heap. When a Java program releases a storage area in the heap, the space is simply marked as available but can't be reused as Java only allocates memory from the top of the heap. Every so often, or when there is no memory available on the heap for a new 'get' request, garbage Collection is invoked to rearrange the heap to eliminate the holes (where memory was released). In effect all of the used memory is pushed down to the bottom of the heap leaving a large chuck of memory at the top for new memory requests.

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because of the gravity of the earth

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Your Hard Disk is where programs and data are stored for later retrieval ( excluding virtual memory) . If a program is in execution it has to be loaded in the memory (by memory I mean the RAM), So your Java Heap has to be in the RAM and cannot reside on the Hard disk.

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Java classes can have practically any size. It all depends on how much information they store.

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Memory is allocated by malloc from the heap.... so max mem = size of heap that is free...

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static variables are stored in a special area of the heap called the "permanent generation".

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the size of int is 2 bytes.

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Component size is the size that a component appears in a GUI.

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The maximum memory that can be dynamically allocated depends on the size of the heap memory. Dynamic blocks of memory can be allocated in system heap until it is not full.

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