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One of the most common problems in Java applications is memory leaks. A memory leak is an ever-increasing amount of memory being used by the system. Memory leaks, if left unattended, usually result in decreased application performance, or in extreme cases, in application failure. Although Garbage Collection (GC) in Java attempts to simplify memory management by relieving the developer from allocating, tracking and freeing memory, it still cannot totally eliminate memory leaks. Objects may be inadvertently kept beyond their useful lives, or may be referenced so that GC will not scoop them up. Detecting memory leaks, and finding and eliminating their root causes, are crucial steps in improving the performance of a Java application. IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for WebSphere v6.0 (ITCAM for WAS) is an application management tool that offers real-time as well ... (more)