Am 07.08.2015 13:04, schrieb Michael Haupt:
the pull request mentions a class named Java7ClassValue - does this mean
it's a Java 7 issue or is it reproducible on 8 and maybe even 9? Names
can be misleading. ;-)
To clarify: by what means is the ClassValue removed in the JRuby
I agree this should not happen.
coming back on this and after spending the whole day on debugging a
permgen issue (and Cedric actually 3 days) that seems to be related to this.
I am not from the Ruby guess, so I will show the Groovy part. We
discovered a permgen issue, that prevents the groovy runtime from
unloading and the reason turned out to be ClassValue. We get a similar
graphic Charles got, only a bit more complex. In my test scenario we
load the Groovy runtime in an URLClassLoader, call a method to cause the
runtime to initialize and then forget about it, just to do this again in
a loop. What happens is that we get into a permgen problem, since the
loader cannot be unloaded because ClassValue seems to keep classes from
that loader to unload.
I tested this with 7_60, 7_65, 8_25, and jdk1.9.0-ea-b68. All have this
As a special bonus we have a lot of system classes with added class
values... for example all the primitive types. I suspected ClassValue
earlier already and made myself a simple test but it seems the simple
version is not going to show me what I want. So it is not as simple as
having a classloader load a custom ClassValue class and have the
classloader not unloading.
Guess we will try the WeakReference vesion next as well... not that is a
solution for us.
Jochen "blackdrag" Theodorou
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