Java application "java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded"

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  • The following error appears in the server log (e.g. JBoss server.log):
ERROR [STDERR] java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded
  • We would like to root cause analysis of the heap dump generated by one of our application (GRCC) and would like to get some recommendation on heap size parameter setting.


  • Java
  • OpenJDK
  • Oracle JDK

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