EAP 7.0.0 Management API Memory Leak

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Using JBoss ON to monitor EAP results in OutOfMemoryError: Direct buffer memory
  • Host controller or standalone log includes the following error message:

    ERROR [io.undertow.request] (Host Controller Service Threads - 54116) UT005071: Undertow request failed HttpServerExchange{ POST /management request {...} response {...}}: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Direct buffer memory
  • Heavy use of the management API causes slow memory leak
  • Message log or journal indicates JVM used all physical and virtual memory and then invoked oom-killer

    kernel: java invoked oom-killer: gfp_mask=0x24201ca, order=0, oom_score_adj=0
    kernel: java cpuset=/ mems_allowed=0
    kernel: 1309027 total pagecache pages
    kernel: 43956 pages in swap cache
    kernel: Swap cache stats: add 6827545, delete 6783589, find 7114178/8160503
    kernel: Free swap  = 0kB
    kernel: Total swap = 8069116kB
    kernel: 4113573 pages RAM
    kernel: 0 pages HighMem/MovableOnly
    kernel: 84944 pages reserved
    kernel: 0 pages cma reserved
    kernel: 0 pages hwpoisoned
  • Host machine stops responding due to insufficient system memory and requires reboot


  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7.0.0
  • Use of the EAP management API secured with SSL -- For example, using:
    • JBoss EAP 7 management plug-in for JBoss ON 3.3
    • Making GET or POST requests to the HTTP management interface such as https://eap.example.com:9443/management

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