Memory leak in IcedTea-web plugin - java side

Efrat Lefeber ELefeber at
Tue Jan 14 04:51:08 PST 2014

I am using icedtea-6-plugin with firefox on linux debian (wheezy).
I noticed that after opening applets in firefox tabs, and closing them, some objects in java plugin are not freed, which causes the heap size of the jvm to keep increasing.
For example, I see that the PluginAppletViewer object is not freed, also the applet object itself.
If I open in a loop an applet, the jvm eventually will get out of memory exception.

Is there a way to free the memory without taking down the jvm?


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