[xep-support] Problem with large XML files

Brian J. Butler bjbutler at bjbsoftware.com
Thu Jan 12 12:00:39 PST 2006

Use the -Xmx switch in your Java invocation.  For example,

java -Xmx1000M ...

This allocates 1GB heap space for your program.


Matthew Richardson wrote:

>Hey all,
>I'm having a bit of trouble with XEP giving me a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError.
>The XML files I'm working with are quite large (26-50MB), but my server
>admin has allocated 2GB of RAM to the java runtime environment on a machine
>that has 4GB of RAM total. Am a bit confused as to why 2GB of RAM is
>insufficient for a 26MB file. Am I doing something else wrong?
>I'm cc-ing the server admin, as my role is primarily in XSLT development.
>Matthew Richardson, ICPSR
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Brian J. Butler
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