SavaPage runs in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) using the class libraries and other supporting files provided in the JRE.
The SavaPage JVM settings work fine, and generally there is no customization needed. However, if needed the JVM can be tuned by adding extra JVM arguments in the file:
Edit this file as
savapage user and enter the extra
JVM arguments as value of the
CUSTOM_JVM_ARGS key. The example
below shows the JVM arguments as explained in the next
# Note: enclose the value with quotes CUSTOM_JVM_ARGS="-XX:DefaultMaxRAMFraction=2 -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalMode"
location of temporary files can be overwritten with the
JAVA_IO_TMPDIR key. See Section 22.3.3, “JVM Temporary Files”.
Before doing any JVM customizing please consult SavaPage Support to discuss your requirements and which customization fits best.
The JVM allocates a quarter of host system RAM to the SavaPage Server process by default. This ensures that SavaPage does not consume too many resources and does not get in the way of other applications running on the same system.
However, if the host system is dedicated to running SavaPage, you can safely allocate more memory to SavaPage. With more allocated memory SavaPage will have a better performance, particularly with many users and large printing throughput.
Add one of the following JVM parameters to allocate relative or absolute memory:
Customizing Java Garbage Collection (GC) depends on the characteristics of the application involved. The JVM provide proper defaults for SavaPage most of the time.
However, if you consider response time more important than overall throughput
and garbage collection pauses must be kept shorter than approximately one
second, then select the concurrent collector with the
-XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC option. Also, if only one or two
processors are available, consider combining this collector with the
Please consult the Java SE HotSpot Oracle documentation for an introduction to these tuning options.
The Java system property
java.io.tmpdir determines where
the JVM writes temporary files. The default value typically points to the world
/tmp directory. As a result, all Java components
that are part of the SavaPage application will write their temporary files
to that directory. You can override the default in:
Edit this file as
savapage user and specify the
alternative temp directory at the
# Overwrite of JVM system property 'java.io.tmpdir' # User 'savapage' must have mode 700 access to this directory. #JAVA_IO_TMPDIR=
JAVA_IO_TMPDIR setting with the utmost care. Make sure the directory is
exclusively used by the
SavaPage applicartion, and is accessible by the
savapage system user only. If these
conditions are not met, SavaPage will not start and might get
Among all Java third-party components, SavaPage components take a
special position because they write their own temp files in a subdirectory of
savapage. This subdirectory is created when
the application starts and removed when stopped. You can override this special
location with the
app.dir.tmp property in the
server.properties file. See Section 13.5.10, “Alternative File Locations”.