Resolution: Won't Fix
Affects Version/s: 1.3, 1.4
Fix Version/s: None
BasicDataSource's method close() doesn't deregister JDBC driver. This causes permgen memory leaks in web server environments, during context reloads. For example, using Tomcat 6.0.26 with Spring, and BasicDataSource declared in Spring context, there is a message printed at web application reload:
SEVERE: A web application registered the JBDC driver [com.mysql.jdbc.Driver] but failed to unregister it when the web application was stopped. To prevent a memory leak, the JDBC Driver has been forcibly unregistered.
I was able to fix it by overriding close method this way:
but I think it should be probably the default behavior of BasicDataSource. Or perhaps there should be some flag/setting on BasicDataSource, named "deregisterDriverAtClose" or so.