I have seen a pattern with JDK 1.6, even with Jet, also in a variety
of old apps that did not do this on older JVMs.
They run slower and slower, speeding up for short periods of time.
Restarting them brings them up to full speed. This is the expected
behaviour if the app were packratting. see
GC gets more and more frequent, and recovers less and less RAM as it
proceeds. I am suspicious the JVM itself is packratting, not the app.
I have not run any sort of memory profiler.
Has anyone seen this or experimented to figure out what is going on?
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