32-bit Java application will not start on 32-bit OS due to insufficient virtual address space

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • JBoss will not start.
  • OutOfMemoryError in server.log:

        Caused by: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError
                at java.util.zip.ZipFile.open(Native Method)
                at java.util.zip.ZipFile.<init>(ZipFile.java:131)
                at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(JarFile.java:150)
                at java.util.jar.JarFile.<init>(JarFile.java:114)
                at org.jboss.virtual.plugins.context.zip.ZipFileWrapper.ensureZipFile(ZipFileWrapper.java:173)
                at org.jboss.virtual.plugins.context.zip.ZipFileWrapper.openStream(ZipFileWrapper.java:211)
                at org.jboss.virtual.plugins.context.zip.ZipEntryContext.openStream(ZipEntryContext.java:1084)
                at org.jboss.virtual.plugins.context.zip.ZipEntryHandler.openStream(ZipEntryHandler.java:154)
                at org.jboss.virtual.VirtualFile.openStream(VirtualFile.java:241)
                at org.jboss.ejb3.Ejb3Deployment.deployUrl(Ejb3Deployment.java:666)
                at org.jboss.ejb3.Ejb3Deployment.deploy(Ejb3Deployment.java:630)
                at org.jboss.ejb3.Ejb3Deployment.create(Ejb3Deployment.java:507)
                at org.jboss.ejb3.deployers.Ejb3Deployer.deploy(Ejb3Deployer.java:182
  • The JVM outputs the following error to standard out:

        Error occurred during initialization of VM
        Could not reserve enough space for object heap
        Could not create the Java virtual machine.
  • OutOfMemoryError in JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 5 in server.log:

        Caused by: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError
                at java.util.zip.Inflater.init(Native Method)
                at java.util.zip.Inflater.<init>(Inflater.java:83)
                at java.util.zip.ZipFile.getInflater(ZipFile.java:266)
                at java.util.zip.ZipFile.getInputStream(ZipFile.java:212)
  • Getting Java Heap Space issue while trying to install Fuse Service Works on to Windows PC. But I get a out of heap space error as above. I have installed JDK 1.7 32 bit.


  • Java
  • 32-bit
  • Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works (FSW)
    • 6.x

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