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Troubleshooting Problems With Native (Off-Heap) Memory in Java Applications
quite good advice on dealing with memory problems caused by off-heap DirectByteBuffers in java 8.

'Furthermore, the JDK caches one or more DirectByteBuffers per thread, and by default, there is no limit on the number or size of these buffers. As a result, if a Java app creates many threads that perform I/O using HeapByteBuffers, and/or these buffers are big, the JVM process may end up using a lot of additional native memory that looks like a leak'.

'java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Direct buffer memory' is the indicative error message.
java  off-heap  buffers  memory  memory-leaks  gc  jdk  ops 
4 weeks ago by jm
Detecting the use of "curl | bash" server side
tl;dr:
The better solution is never to pipe untrusted data streams into bash. If you still want to run untrusted bash scripts a better approach is to pipe the contents of URL into a file, review the contents on disk and only then execute it.
bash  security  shell  unix  curl  tcp  buffers 
april 2016 by jm
Please grow your buffers exponentially
Although in some cases x1.5 is considered good practice. YMMV I guess
malloc  memory  coding  buffers  exponential  jemalloc  firefox  heap  allocation 
november 2014 by jm
BufferBloat: What's Wrong with the Internet? - ACM Queue
'A discussion with Vint Cerf, Van Jacobson, Nick Weaver, and Jim Gettys' -- the big guns! Great discussion (via Tony Finch)
via:fanf  bufferbloat  networking  buffers  buffering  performance  load  tcp  ip 
december 2011 by jm

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