[jdom-interest] Memory problem

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Thu Oct 17 09:51:03 PDT 2002

At 6:34 PM +0200 10/17/02, Marcus Andersson wrote:
Hello everyone,

I have a problem regarding memory when using JDOM. Before I say 
anything else I just want to say I have seen that there are some 
issues in the archive regarding my problem.

Anyway, the problem is that a 1Mb big XML file becomes about 140Mb in 
memory when I have used SAXBuilder to build the JDOM document. I have 
seen in previous mails that there may be a factor 10 when building to 
a JDOM document. Now it is a factor 140. That cannot be correct. I 
must have done something wrong. It did cause me OutOfMemoryError in 
the beginning but I found -Xmx128m flag in some previous mail on this 

How do you measure the memory used by the document?

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