Jenkins – java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space –

Environment: Linux/Windows7, Java 1.6.0.03/37 or 1.7

I downloaded jenkins.war and after the initial setup using the following script/command, I downloaded some plugins(10-15) and tried to restart Jenkins, it worked. Then, I got some more plugins (30-40 in total) and either I chose Install or download+then+install, Jenkins didn’t come up.

i.e. using startJenkins.sh (Linux only). Note: On Windows7 Jenkins started as a Windows service.

#!/bin/bash
export JAVA_HOME=/production/jenkinsAKS/java/jdk1.6.0_03
export JENKINS_HOME=/production/jenkinsAKS
export PATH=${JAVA_HOME}/bin:${PATH}
export JENKINS_HTTP_PORT=9040
export JENKINS_AJP13_PORT=9949
now=`date +%Y%m%d_%H%M%S`

echo  $0 begins ${now}
echo "   java-home=${JAVA_HOME}, jenkins-home=${JENKINS_HOME}, path=${PATH}"
java -jar ${JENKINS_HOME}/lib/jenkins.war -XX:MaxPermSize=4096m --logfile=${JENKINS_HOME}/log/jenkins.log${now} --httpPort=${JENKINS_HTTP_PORT} --ajp13Port=${JENKINS_AJP13_PORT} &

Initially I didn’t use “-XX:MaxPermSize=4096m” parameter but as soon as I saw the following error message, I tried various values like 128/512/1024,2048,4096m etc, didn’t help with the error.

INFO: Beginning extraction from war file
Jenkins home directory: /production/jenkinsAKS found at: EnvVars.masterEnvVars.get("JENKINS_HOME")
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:15 PM winstone.Logger logInternal
INFO: HTTP Listener started: port=9040
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:15 PM winstone.Logger logInternal
INFO: AJP13 Listener started: port=9949
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:15 PM winstone.Logger logInternal
INFO: Winstone Servlet Engine v0.9.10 running: controlPort=disabled
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:16 PM jenkins.InitReactorRunner$1 onAttained
INFO: Started initialization
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:16 PM jenkins.InitReactorRunner$1 onAttained
INFO: Listed all plugins
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:16 PM hudson.plugins.ansicolor.PluginImpl start
INFO: AnsiColor: eliminating boring output (https://github.com/dblock/jenkins-ansicolor-plugin)
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:16 PM org.jvnet.hudson.plugins.backup.BackupPluginImpl loadConfiguration
INFO: Loading configuration...
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:16 PM org.jvnet.hudson.plugins.backup.utils.BackupPersistence loadConfig
INFO: Config file not found.
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:18 PM ruby.RubyRuntimePlugin start
INFO: Injecting JRuby into XStream
Trying to load models from /production/jenkinsAKS/plugins/pathignore/WEB-INF/classes/models
Loading /production/jenkinsAKS/plugins/pathignore/WEB-INF/classes/models/pathignore_wrapper.rb
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:26 PM hudson.plugins.greenballs.PluginImpl start
INFO: Green Balls!
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:26 PM jenkins.InitReactorRunner$1 onAttained
INFO: Prepared all plugins
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:32 PM hudson.ExtensionFinder$GuiceFinder$FaultTolerantScope$1 error
WARNING: Failed to instantiate optional component org.jfrog.hudson.ivy.ArtifactoryIvyConfigurator$DescriptorImpl; skipping
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:32 PM jenkins.InitReactorRunner$1 onAttained
INFO: Started all plugins
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:32 PM jenkins.InitReactorRunner$1 onAttained
INFO: Augmented all extensions
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:32 PM jenkins.InitReactorRunner$1 onAttained
INFO: Loaded all jobs
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:32 PM hudson.plugins.scm_sync_configuration.ScmSyncConfigurationBusiness queueChangeSet
INFO: Queue of changeset     A hudson.model.UpdateCenter.xml
 aborted (scm manipulator not settled !)
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:32 PM org.jenkinsci.main.modules.sshd.SSHD start
INFO: Started SSHD at port 36227
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:32 PM jenkins.InitReactorRunner$1 onAttained
INFO: Completed initialization
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:32 PM hudson.TcpSlaveAgentListener <init>
INFO: JNLP slave agent listener started on TCP port 46056
The following triggers are available for your jobs
[Trigger] - Build periodically
[Trigger] - Build when another project is promoted
[Trigger] - Maven Dependency Update Trigger
[Trigger] - Poll SCM
[Trigger] - [BuildResultTrigger] - Monitor build results of other jobs
[Trigger] - [FSTrigger] - Monitor files
[Trigger] - [FSTrigger] - Monitor folder
[Trigger] - [IvyTrigger] - Poll with an Ivy script
[Trigger] - [ScriptTrigger] - Poll with a Groovy script
[Trigger] - [ScriptTrigger] - Poll with a shell or batch script
[Trigger] - [URLTrigger] - Poll with a URL
Aug 1, 2013 1:17:33 PM hudson.WebAppMain$2 run
INFO: Jenkins is fully up and running
Exception in thread "Jenkins cron thread" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
Exception in thread "JmDNS(sagrdev3sb12.local.).State.Timer" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
Exception in thread "ConnectorThread:[http-9040]" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
Exception in thread "JmDNS(sagrdev3sb12.local.).Timer" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
Exception in thread "WinstoneHostConfigurationMgmt:default" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space

or sometimes I see:

    30  Aug 1, 2013 1:50:29 AM jenkins.InitReactorRunner$1 onAttained
    31  INFO: Prepared all plugins
    32  Exception in thread "pool-2-thread-20" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
    33  Aug 1, 2013 1:51:10 AM winstone.Logger logInternal
    34  WARNING: Untrapped Error in Servlet
    35  java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
    36  Aug 1, 2013 1:51:12 AM winstone.Logger logInternal
    37  SEVERE: Error in the error servlet
    38  java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
    39  Exception in thread "Jenkins cron thread" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space
-bash-3.2$

How can I resolve this issue? The same issue came up when I did the same exercise on my Windows desktop machine. Do I need to use less or a limited number of plugins?

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    In my ~/.bash_profile file, I have set the following 3 variables. Note there are other variables in this file as well i.e. JAVA_HOME, ANT_HOME, SONAR_HOME, SONAR_RUNNER_HOME, etc:

    export JAVA_OPTS="-XX:MaxPermSize=512m -Xms512m -Xmx1024m"
    export GRADLE_OPTS="-XX:MaxPermSize=512m"
    export SONAR_RUNNER_OPTS="-Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m"
    

    All – working now.

    The first export line: will get Jenkins going without PermGen error, the 2nd line will make Gradle going when Jenkins calls Gradle script (via a another wrapper script for ex. .sh/etc), third line makes “sonar-runner” command to work fine (otherwise, I was getting an error for PermGen after “Initialize Hibernate”… line during sonar-runner command’s output). You run sonar-runner command in the workspace where you have compiled java, reports related to static code analysis tools (pmd/checkstyle/findbugs) and other code coverage reports (jacoco/cobertura). Workspace should have “sonar-project.properties” file. Look for SonarQube help pages about this file and what all variables it contains for a project.

    All those options are documented here:
    http://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/tools/windows/java.html
    or here if you are using Java 7:
    http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/tools/windows/java.html

    IF you are using Gradle, You can set the -Xmx or -XX:MaxPermSize by adding a GRADLE_OPTS global environment variable in the Jenkins global configuration. To do this, click Manage Jenkins, then Configure System. In the Global properties section, click the Environment Variables checkbox, then add a new environment variable called GRADLE_OPTS with the value set appropriately as below:

    name: GRADLE_OPTS
    value: -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=1024m

    where 1024 is memory specified. You can change it as per your requireent.

    Similar configuration is needed for Maven. Please see the link below for more details:
    https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Builds+failing+with+OutOfMemoryErrors

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