Java problems on pip believed to be resolved
Possible intermittent problems with Java-based applicatons on pip (the main SRCF shell and web server) are now believed to have been corrected. Apologies for any inconvenience. If you are still having problems with Java (or anything else), please report them to the sysadmins.
(The problem arises from Java’s use of a large quantity of virtual memory address space; previously it has been observed to immediately allocate an address space of a little over a quarter of the total memory in the server. Since the recent hardware upgrade, a quarter of the total memory is rather large and exceeded the default virtual memory limit. We have increased the virtual memory limit in order to accommodate this.)