I have a VPS200 account, which according to the package agreement should guarantee me 256mb of ram. When I try to start a jvm, however, the machine reports it is out of memory. I have to start the jvm with the -Xmx/-Xms settings down at 16mb of ram to get it to run at all. When I execute "free" in a console, I get fluctuating reports of "free" ram between 10mb and 80mb. Needless to day, Java (and tomcat/jboss) won't run in that amount of headroom.

What do I need to do to get my "gauranteed" 256mb? Is there a setting I have incorrectly configured that is leaving my VPS with the left-overs from other VPS's on this server?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Warren Wessels