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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-63975

Jenkins controller failing with java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded


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    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Icon: Major Major
    • core
    • Jenkins 2.235.3, Using Docker container


      Since last few weeks we are facing issue with Jenkins master, it crashes every now and then with exception

      java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded

      Below is what we found in logs, attached file "log_trace.txt" contains full exception stack trace.

      2020-10-14 15:02:48.604+0000 [id=13455] WARNING h.i.i.InstallUncaughtExceptionHandler#handleException org.apache.commons.jelly.JellyTagException: jar:file:/var/jenkins_home/war/WEB-INF/lib/jenkins-core-2.235.3.jar!/hudson/model/View/index.jelly:42:43: <st:include> org.apache.commons.jelly.JellyTagException: jar:file:/var/jenkins_home/war/WEB-INF/lib/jenkins-core-2.235.3.jar!/lib/hudson/projectViewRow.jelly:35:52: <st:include> java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded     at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.handleException(TagScript.java:726)     at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.TagScript.run(TagScript.java:281)     at org.apache.commons.jelly.impl.ScriptBlock.run(ScriptBlock.java:95)     at org.kohsuke.stapler.jelly.CallTagLibScript$1.run(CallTagLibScript.java:99)

      When created heap dump and histogram below stack trace is looks suspicious with large size. (attached the full histogram details)

      3: 1007784 32249088 java.lang.StackTraceElement

      Also attached the GC Root from dump file for same stack trace. We have observed same trace in all our slave dumpExportTable.

      Memory parameters configured for Jenkins "-Xmx4096m -XX:MaxPermSize=1024m"

      Is this a memory leak causing the failures ? During the same time our CPU usage also clocks as 100%, are they both related to each other ?

      Please note this Jenkins instance is running on a dedicated VM.


        1. gc.log
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        2. heap_dump_gc_root.PNG
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        3. heap_histo.txt
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        4. log_trace.txt
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        5. node_dump_export_table.txt
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            rgaduput Reddysekhar Gaduputi
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