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Startup of atlas-mvn jira:debug continually ending in GC out of memory

Initial install following ; my laptop is Windows 10, has 21G, 4 core i7 cpu, with 512 G SSD ...

Set config for Jira 7.3.3; Service Desk 3.4.0; using

Clone of samples from

Got to log in thru localhost:8080/jira (I'm patient) but when creating first project goes into GC out of memory ... (repeated 4 times)

When restarted, I can connect and start administering but very long responce (minutes) ... is this normal?

I have yet to get to the actuel development (IntelliJ) IDE since this simply won't run for me ...

Will this work smoother in a Linux environment?

JIRA documentation discusses correcting GC properties in setenv.bat or JVM input args but where do I set the equivalent of setenv.bat file or args in this environment?

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Hi Larry, 

What you can do is to give some more memory to it. The best way to do this is in the configuration block in the pom.xml to have something like 

<jvmArgs>-Xmx4g -Xms2g -XX:MaxPermSize=1g -XX:-UseGCOverheadLimit</jvmArgs>

Give it a try and let me know how this goes. 

Kind regards, Thanos

Thank you for the answer, I added the jvmargs line in my pom under the jira sample and it did exactly what I needed ... not sure of any other side effects but instance started and shows added memory ... thanks again!

Cool, I would sugget to keep an eye in the logs for any anomalies tho.... 

regards, Thanos

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