jhat swing interface
By sundararajan on Oct 04, 2006
Java binary heap dumps can be created using
jmap -dump:format=b,file=heap.bin <pid-of-java-process>
- hprof profiler
- From jconsole, access hotspot diagnostic MBean.
Recall that jhat (Java Heap Analysis Tool) supports webbrowser based interface. jhat parses a heap binary file and starts a webserver. Then, we'd use a webbrowser to query the heap. With this new Swing based tool for heap dumps, it is easier to work with heap dumps. I used the following commands to create and view a heap dump using jhat swing interface:
D:\\jdk1.6.0\\demo\\jfc\\Java2D>jmap -dump:format=b,file=heap.bin 1204 Dumping heap to D:\\jdk1.6.0\\demo\\jfc\\Java2D\\heap.bin ... Heap dump file created D:\\jdk1.6.0\\demo\\jfc\\Java2D>java -Xmx256m -classpath D:\\jdk1.6.0\\lib\\tools.jar;S wingJHAT.jar org.netbeans.profiling.tools.SwingJHAT heap.bin Dump file created Wed Oct 04 19:16:13 GMT+05:30 2006 Resolving 54815 objects... Chasing references, expect 10 dots.......... Eliminating duplicate references..........
Note: classes in tools.jar may be changed without notice. Not all classes in tools.jar are part of platform interface. Such non-public classes may be renamed or removed in next release!
If you have ideas on improving heap dumps, like different/better file format and/or what needs to be included in heap dumps and so on, then please join and contribute to the heap snapshot project.