I have been using visad and idv classes for offscreen rendering. On
long lived apps, using IDV's MapProjectionDisplay, I run out of
memory. My apps are of the form
add a DisplayableData
Using the jhat heap dump analysis tool in Java6, I think I have found
the culprit. visad's DisplayRealType has a static vector into which
all instances are added. There is no method to remove instances from
this list. So even making sure that names of DisplayRealTypes do not
clash, my program leaks.
I am happy to fix this locally in the source code, but am unsure of
the implications, even within this one class. Why must names be
unique? Can I just add a 'remove by name' method and call this from
somewhere, probably MapProjectionDisplay??
I note that in ScalarType, use is made of WeakMapValues, in order to
avoid another memory issue relating to static maps. This idiom seems
to have not crossed over to DisplayRealType??
It seems like DRT is almost duplicating uniqueness logic already in
Any advice appreciated