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garbage collection – How to solve java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded error in android studio

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I am using android studio 1.0 RC for 64 bit linux.

When I run my application I am getting

"java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded"

When I searched on how to solve this error I got solutions like add:

  • -XX:-UseGCOverheadLimit to studio.vmoptions or studio64.vmoptions
  • -Xmx2000m to studio.vmoptions or studio64.vmoptions etc.

These did not work for me.

Please help. Thanks in advance

How to&Answers:

I solved this issue by adding

dexOptions { 
          incremental true 
          javaMaxHeapSize "4g" 
} 

to the android closure in build.gradle file.
Found this answer in

OutOfMemoryError: GC overhead limit exceeded

Answer:

Add this to your “gradle.properties” file:

org.gradle.jvmargs=-Xmx4096m -XX:MaxPermSize=4096m -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError

Also, read this article. You might be able to make the building a bit faster, by adding a combination of those:

org.gradle.daemon=true
org.gradle.parallel=true
org.gradle.configureondemand=true

EDIT: an updated answer based on my experience:

On Android Studio, choose Help -> Edit custom VM options , and then set the max memory the IDE is allowed to use. For example, if you want 5GB, use this:

-Xmx5g

Save the file, close all windows of the IDE (make sure it has no processes) and then restart the IDE.

Answer:

Add this line in your build.gradle

dexOptions
         {
               incremental false
               javaMaxHeapSize "2048M" 
               preDexLibraries = false
         }

Answer:

I had the same issue too – mine was for a different reason. I was working on backing up some files and accidentally dropped a big file in the resource folder. It was close to 40MB.

Once this file was removed, the error was gone.

Answer:

I also have this problem
my solution is :
Just modify the gradle.properties in the root of your project :

org.gradle.jvmargs=-XX\:MaxHeapSize\=512m -Xmx512m

the default jvmargs is 256 when you compile a lot of channel apk then will cause this problem !

Answer:

Find the Memory Settings (Cmd + Shift + A on Mac or click on Help and start typing “Memory Settings”) under Preferences/ Settings and increase the IDE Heap Size and/ or the Daemon Heap Size to your satisfaction
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