PPM ALERT - java defect in 1.6 (u25/u26) may cause out of memory errors
Dear PPM Customer,
We wanted to make you aware of a known defect in at least two releases of Java 1.6 (updates u25 and u26). The defect is believed to be introduced in u25 and can cause the java process running PPM to run out of memory unrelated to anything in PPM. HP’s PPM testing has been performed using u7 and u18, and we have not experienced this defect on these releases. We realize that many customers may use alternative java versions per corporate policy.
There are posted workarounds for u25 and U26 to use the “-XX:-DoEscapeAnalysis” parameter at application startup; however, this setting has not been validated by HP. We do not recommend this workaround. We recommend avoiding use of u25 and u26 altogether. Below are several links with more information about the problem. We ask that customers be aware of any memory errors relating to “java.util.zip” that could be related to this defect. We apologize for any inconvenience and want to make sure our customer base is aware of the potential problem.
Please feel free to contact HP PPM Support with any additional questions.