GC overhead limit exceeded

Hi All,

Has any one encountered the below error ???.what could be the cause?.
server memory reached 100% and we had to to restart the server.

error message in server log:

service :wm.server:ping
GC overhead limit exceeded
Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException: null
Caused by: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded


What’s your memory settings?
you have a memory leak somewhere, check the running services and take a thread dump.

Also check your transactions table to find any bulk insertions took place during that specific window which is worth to check.


First check your memory max settings also during the time it might have created java heap and core files in the IS directory did you see it any IS hung?

Assuming you IS version is 712?


what is the MIN and MAX memory in setenv.sh, increase min memory.

It is the settings for IS JVM memory how much min/max to use (gives life to IS performance)

What is the issue you are facing here? Is your IS behaving slow?