Simulating & troubleshooting deadlock in Kotlin

All multi-threaded applications are prone to deadlock. Modern Kotlin platform is no exception to it. In this post let’s discuss how to simulate a deadlock in Kotlin and how you can troubleshoot it. What is Deadlock? First let's try to understand what 'Deadlock' means. Several technical definitions aren’t clear. ‘Deadlock’ is one among them ;-).... Continue Reading →

Chaos Engineering – Metaspace OutOfMemoryError

JVM memory has following regions:  Fig: JVM memory regions a. Young Generation b. Old Generation c. Metaspace d. Others region When you encounter 'java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Metaspace' it indicates that the Metaspace region in the JVM memory is getting saturated. Metaspace is the region where metadata details that are required to execute your application are stored. In... Continue Reading →

Java String intern: Performance impact

java.lang.String#intern() is an interesting function in Java. When used at the right place, it has potential to reduce overall memory consumption of your application by eliminating duplicate strings in your application. To learn how intern() function works, you may refer to this blog. In this post let's discuss the performance impact of using java.lang.String#intern() function... Continue Reading →

In which region intern strings are stored?

intern() is an interesting function in java.lang.String object. intern() function eliminates duplicate string objects from the application and has potential to reduce overall memory consumption of your application. To understand how string intern() function works you may refer to this interesting blog. Intern strings are stored in a string pool in the JVM memory. JVM... Continue Reading →

Java String intern(): Interesting Q & A

intern() is an interesting function in java.lang.String object. intern() function eliminates duplicate string objects from the application and has potential to reduce overall memory consumption of your application. In this post, let's learn more about this intern() function. 1. How does the String intern() function work?  In Java heap memory, a pool of string objects... Continue Reading →

Inspect the contents of the Java Metaspace region

JVM Memory has following regions: a. Young Generation b. Old Generation c. Metaspace d. Others region Fig: JVM memory regions To see what objects are stored in what region, you may refer to this video clip. Sometimes your application might run into 'java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Metaspace' as discussed in this post. In such circumstances you might want... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting Microservice’s OutOfMemoryError: Metaspace

Recently we confronted an interesting 'java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Metaspace' problem in a Microservice application. This Microservice application will run smoothly for initial few hours, later it will start to throw java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Metaspace. In this post let me share the steps we pursued to troubleshoot this problem. Different types of OutOfMemoryError JVM memory has following regions:  a. Young... Continue Reading →

Troubleshooting HTTP 502 bad gateway in AWS EBS 

The application that we are going to discuss in this post was running on Elastic Beanstalk (EBS) service in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Intermittently this application was throwing HTTP 502 Bad Gateway error. In this post, let’s discuss how we troubleshooted and resolved this HTTP 502 bad gateway error in Elastic Beanstalk service. AWS Elastic... Continue Reading →

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