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Java Flight Recorder – find file descriptor leak

M Java application probably has a file descriptor leak, since I’m getting a Too many open files exception.

I’m running my application with JFR, and when I inspect File I/O I barely see any I/O count. Is it possible to use JFR for finding code which open files but not closes them?

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No, JFR can’t track file handles.

You can change the threshold of the File Read and File Write event to 0 ns, so you will see every read and write, but there will be a lot of events. Not sure if it will help though.

You can change the threshold in the Recording Wizard, or Window -> Template Manager if you don’t start the recording from JMC.

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