Yesterday when working in Intellij IDEA (version 14.1.5) on Mac, I noticed that scanning files (caching) would not terminate. In addition, I got a popup saying something about intellij running out of memory, but I chose the shutdown option. Restarting intellij did not work.
I have 11 packages in my project, and this has not happened to me before. I am mounting my project from an external drive. So if I add a new package it will take a while to scan the package at first but afterwards it should be fine.
The most common suggestion I got from researching this issue was to invalidate my caches and restart IntelliJ. This did not work.
I checked my logs and I saw the following entry upon opening Intellij:
2015-10-07 09:12:13,754 [ 179436] ERROR - wvfs.impl.VirtualDirectoryImpl - PersistentFS returned duplicate file names(Stipple,stipple) ignoreCase: true SystemInfo.isFileSystemCaseSensitive: false SystemInfo.OS: Mac OS X 10.10.5 wasChildrenLoaded: false in the dir: …
Looking this issue up, apparently I had to add the following to idea.properties:
This also did not resolve my issue.
Since this process is still going, I cannot debug using intellij. Has anyone else encountered this issue? If so, how did you resolve this?
Also, how long does it normally take to cache a (relatively) large project?