Error Jenkins Maven Build 137

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I’ve created a Maven project that builds different Maven projects on Jenkins. The problem is that every time I build the project, I get the following error:

ERROR: Maven JVM terminated unexpectedly with exit code 137
Aug 8, 2018 in Jenkins by Tyrion anex
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recategorized Nov 12, 2018 by Omkar 8,647 views
Does it work when you run these maven projects from the console instead of Jenkins?
Yes it works fine when I build it through the console. It just doesn't build when I build it from Jenkins.

7 answers to this question.

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Try increasing the values of the memory settings - in MAVEN_OPTS on Jenkins, e.g.

MAVEN_OPTS=-Xmx1.5G -XX:MaxPermSize=0.7G 

 This might help.

answered Aug 8, 2018 by Sophie may
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This is mostly a memory issue. Try restarting your Jenkins. Worked for me. Could use this temporary solution. If anybody has an explanation and a better solution for this error, please do let me know.

answered May 6, 2019 by Kanika
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This is definitely a memory issue. Reason - Few resources are not being freed up.

Right now I am following@Kanika's solution of restarting Jenkins(worked like a charm) but I'm sure there is a better solution to this.  

Still looking for a proper solution.
answered May 6, 2019 by Nishant
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As @Nishant mentioned, it a memory issue. Increase the maven memory and try if it works.
answered May 6, 2019 by Pam
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I disagree with @Pam's answer. The problem is not with maven memory. The problem is with Virtual Machine memory. Increase the memory allocated to your VM. This did the trick for me!
answered May 6, 2019 by Danica
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I increased the memory using Global MAVEN_OPTS:

-Xmx4096m -Xms4096m

and it worked for me

answered May 6, 2019 by Yogesh
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I added a maven_opts parameter for garbage collection:


After that, the memory gets freed up better and faster.
It made my build absolutely stable
answered Feb 28, 2020 by tigu

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