Run Code Analysis task (V4.6.0) for SonarQube fails with Java heap space error

(Darren Ferris) #1


SonarQube - V7.6 Community Edition
TFS 2017 Update 3
SonarQube Code Analysis Extension - 4.6.0

We’re using the Code Analysis Extension for a C# project and this fails with the following error:-

2019-03-06T09:49:51.2487943Z INFO: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-03-06T09:49:51.2487943Z INFO: EXECUTION FAILURE
2019-03-06T09:49:51.2487943Z INFO: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-03-06T09:49:51.2487943Z INFO: Total time: 1:35.637s
2019-03-06T09:49:51.3112946Z INFO: Final Memory: 8M/247M
2019-03-06T09:49:51.3112946Z INFO: ------------------------------------------------------------------------
2019-03-06T09:49:51.3112946Z ##[error]ERROR: Error during SonarQube Scanner execution
2019-03-06T09:49:51.3112946Z ERROR: Error during SonarQube Scanner execution
2019-03-06T09:49:51.3112946Z ##[error]ERROR: Java heap space
2019-03-06T09:49:51.3112946Z ERROR: Java heap space
2019-03-06T09:49:51.3112946Z ERROR:
2019-03-06T09:49:51.3737916Z ##[error]The SonarQube Scanner did not complete successfully

When I revert back to V4.5.1 of the Code Analysis Extension this runs successfully.

Also, is there a way to prevent this extension from automatically updating to the latest version?


(Amaury Levé) #3

Hi @dazfez,

Thank you for reporting this issue. We did a change on the scanner in v4.6 which is removing a default setting forcing the JVM size to be 1GB because when the parameter is not forced, the JVM defaults to 1/4 of the available memory which seemed to be a better default most of the time. It seems that on your case this new default is less favorable.

You can set the SONAR_SCANNER_OPTS environment variable to -Xmx1024m (or to any higher value) to allow the JVM to have more memory.


(Darren Ferris) #4

Hi Amaury,

Thanks for your quick response.
I did try setting this (on the machine where SonarQube is installed) to -Xmx512m and it didn’t seem to effect anything. It was still reporting 247M in my error. I’m pretty sure that I restarted SonarQube too.
Is there anything else I need to do?

Thanks again,


(Duarte Meneses) #5

Hi Darren,

The error you are seeing happens with the scanner, not with SonarQube.
The environment variable should be set in the machine where the scan is executed.

(Darren Ferris) #6

Hi Duarte,

I’ve added the environment variable to the machine where the scan is executed and this is now working successfully. I did wonder if I was setting it on the wrong machine!

Thanks both for your helping me to resolve this issue.