How to determine what file/folder IntelliJ has problem watching

Every time I start my project in IntelliJ IDEA 13.0.2, I get the message

External file changes sync may be slow
Project files cannot be watched (are they under network mount?)

I use inotifywait on a few files and folders within my project folder and it works as expected, i.e. the process wait until I touch the file or folder before continue.

How do I determine what file/folder IntelliJ is having problems watching?

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any chance your situation is similar to mine?

If you are running linux chances are it's prelink.

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I don't think my situation is similar since my error message is not that same. I wish the documentation on External file changes sync would be more detailed on what is required to get external file sync working.


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