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Taskomatic reports out of JAVA heap space

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SUSE Manager 1.7
SUSE Manager 2.1
SUSE Manager 3


When syncing channel data using mgr-ncc-sync or mgr-ncc-sync -r the following error may be observed in /var/log/rhn/rhn_taskomatic_daemon.log:

INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 | Exception in thread "DefaultQuartzScheduler_QuartzSchedulerThread" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at java.lang.Object.clone(Native Method)
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at java.lang.Class.getConstructor(
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at java.lang.reflect.Proxy.newProxyInstance(
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at org.quartz.impl.jdbcjobstore.JobStoreSupport.getAttributeRestoringConnection(
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at org.quartz.impl.jdbcjobstore.JobStoreSupport.getConnection(
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at org.quartz.impl.jdbcjobstore.JobStoreTX.getNonManagedTXConnection(
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at org.quartz.impl.jdbcjobstore.JobStoreSupport.executeInNonManagedTXLock(
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at org.quartz.impl.jdbcjobstore.JobStoreSupport.acquireNextTrigger(
INFO   | jvm 1    | 2013/06/13 11:36:55 |       at


Please edit /etc/rhn/rhn.conf and add the option
taskomatic.maxmemory = <value>
manually to the end of the file. The value has to be entered in megabytes. An example could be:
taskomatic.maxmemory = 4096
When done, restart taskomatic using
rctaskomatic restart
to have it pick up the new XmX value. As the recommendation for a SUSE Manager in production is to have 32GB RAM, the recommended value for heap space assigned to taskomatic is 16GB or higher if the system has more RAM available.

Additional Information

NOTE: As of SUSE Manager 3, the option is no longer called taskomatic.maxmemory but


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  • Document ID:7012598
  • Creation Date:13-JUN-13
  • Modified Date:10-OCT-16
    • SUSESUSE Manager
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