H-H H-H - 2 months ago 5x
Java Question

Getting the parameters of a running JVM

Is there a way to get the parameters of a running JVM? Is there a command line tool like jstat which takes as input the pid of the JVM and returns its starting parameters? I am particularly interested in the -Xmx and -Xms values that were given when starting the JVM. Thank you.

Edit: To clarify my constraints. The JVM we would like to check is running on a production server. That's why, we prefer the minimum disruption. We are able to monitor the JVM using jstat, and so we hope there's a similar simple solution to access the parameters.

Edit: We also tried to get the parameters using jvisualvm. But in order to connect to a remote jvm, we need to run jstatd and modify the security settings of the JVM, which we found to be very disruptive and risky on a production server.


You can use jps like

jps -lvm

prints something like

4050 com.intellij.idea.Main -Xms128m -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=250m -ea -Xbootclasspath/a:../lib/boot.jar -Djb.restart.code=88
4667 sun.tools.jps.Jps -lvm -Dapplication.home=/opt/java/jdk1.6.0_22 -Xms8m