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  1. #1
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    Apr 2006

    OutOfMemoryError while reading remote file

    i am trying to retrieve data from a file in a web site, the problem is that it works for small files (50 Kb for example), but it doesn't for "larger" files (over 200Kb). I get an OutOfMemoryError while reading the file if it's big.

    Actually i need to read two kinds of files from a server:
    1. text files that i have to parse to get the data, so i need to save all the data in memory for parsing, or parse while reading (but i think this might longer and that it's better to get the data, disconnect and then parse).
    2. data files (up to 300 kb) that i have to read and get the bytes to store in a RecordStore. These files just have to be stored, no treatment needed.

    Does the problem comes from the StringBuffer? Is there a limit to the buffer size ? Is it the emulator (i'm using NetBeans with the WTK) ?

    Here's the code i'm using:

    InputConnection ic = null;
    InputStream is = null;
    StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
    DataInputStream din = null;

    try {
    ic = (InputConnection)Connector.open(url, Connector.READ);
    is = ic.openInputStream();

    int ch;
    while((ch = is.read()) != -1)

    } catch (IOException ex) {

    I have tried to read the data by chunks of limited size, storing them, but again, i get the same error for larger files.

    Is there a better solution ?

    Last edited by a_nemoff; 2006-04-27 at 11:34.

  2. #2
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    Re: OutOfMemoryError while reading remote file

    I found what the problem was. The problem was caused by the emulator Heap Size. Configuring it to at least 1Mb allowed to read all the data from the input stream.
    I also finally removed the chunk reading method because it made the data transfer slower, therefore the connection lasted longer.

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