On startup IDEA freezes for 30 sec with extremely heavy disk activity

After "scanning files" dialog is closed, idea starts hitting HDD very hard
and stays frozen for 30-40 seconds even on tiny projects (and I have very
fast RAID). It seems to happen only first time you open idea on a particular
day. subsequent startups are normal

Has anyone experienced it?

Could it be local VCS cleanup? It would not make sense though because the
freeze seems to be the same on tiny project and on large project

All idea work directories and idea itself are excuded from antivirus


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If you're running windows, try running Process Monitor during the
problem period and getting a log of file accesses - might give a clue to
what is the problem.

N.

Alex Roytman wrote:

After "scanning files" dialog is closed, idea starts hitting HDD very hard
and stays frozen for 30-40 seconds even on tiny projects (and I have very
fast RAID). It seems to happen only first time you open idea on a particular
day. subsequent startups are normal

Has anyone experienced it?

Could it be local VCS cleanup? It would not make sense though because the
freeze seems to be the same on tiny project and on large project

All idea work directories and idea itself are excuded from antivirus

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I did some monitoring and here is update

1. Sometimes it does not happens actually on IDEA open. Today it loaded
project all right but as soon as I touched a menu (close project it started
again). This time I started FileMon and here what it showed

10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70385664 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70451200 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70516736 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70582272 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70647808 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70713344 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70778880 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70844416 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70909952 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70975488 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71041024 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71106560 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71172096 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71237632 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71303168 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71368704 Length: 65536


thousands of entries like this for 40 seconds or so.

Note large and uniform size of the red chunk 64K and no file path just D:
What could it be reading?

Thanks,
Alex


"Alex Roytman" <nospam@domain.com> wrote in message
news:fm9lts$t5g$1@is.intellij.net...

After "scanning files" dialog is closed, idea starts hitting HDD very hard
and stays frozen for 30-40 seconds even on tiny projects (and I have very
fast RAID). It seems to happen only first time you open idea on a
particular day. subsequent startups are normal

>

Has anyone experienced it?

>

Could it be local VCS cleanup? It would not make sense though because the
freeze seems to be the same on tiny project and on large project

>

All idea work directories and idea itself are excuded from antivirus



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Someone here has the exact same problem and he is becoming very frustrated
as his machine isnt a great spec and the delay is up to 3-4 minutes.

Again FileMon reports large Disk Reads from D:

"Alex Roytman" <nospam@domain.com> wrote in message
news:fmjtf8$v4d$1@is.intellij.net...
>I did some monitoring and here is update
>

1. Sometimes it does not happens actually on IDEA open. Today it loaded
project all right but as soon as I touched a menu (close project it
started again). This time I started FileMon and here what it showed

>

10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70385664 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70451200 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70516736 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70582272 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70647808 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70713344 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70778880 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70844416 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70909952 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70975488 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71041024 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71106560 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71172096 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71237632 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71303168 Length: 65536
10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71368704 Length: 65536

>
>

thousands of entries like this for 40 seconds or so.

>

Note large and uniform size of the red chunk 64K and no file path just D:
What could it be reading?

>

Thanks,
Alex

>
>

"Alex Roytman" <nospam@domain.com> wrote in message
news:fm9lts$t5g$1@is.intellij.net...

>> After "scanning files" dialog is closed, idea starts hitting HDD very
>> hard and stays frozen for 30-40 seconds even on tiny projects (and I have
>> very fast RAID). It seems to happen only first time you open idea on a
>> particular day. subsequent startups are normal
>>
>> Has anyone experienced it?
>>
>> Could it be local VCS cleanup? It would not make sense though because the
>> freeze seems to be the same on tiny project and on large project
>>
>> All idea work directories and idea itself are excuded from antivirus
>>
>



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I am actually wondering what the common properties could be between your
disk and his?

His D: is compressed and his project and all the cache, source and build
files are all located on this drive but not at the root.

I thought about entering a defect on this but without any concrete data I am
not sure what they can do.


"Dave Wallace" <dave_wallace@mentor.com> wrote in message
news:fnn132$uoi$1@is.intellij.net...

Someone here has the exact same problem and he is becoming very frustrated
as his machine isnt a great spec and the delay is up to 3-4 minutes.

>

Again FileMon reports large Disk Reads from D:

>

"Alex Roytman" <nospam@domain.com> wrote in message
news:fmjtf8$v4d$1@is.intellij.net...

>>I did some monitoring and here is update
>>
>> 1. Sometimes it does not happens actually on IDEA open. Today it loaded
>> project all right but as soon as I touched a menu (close project it
>> started again). This time I started FileMon and here what it showed
>>
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70385664 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70451200 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70516736 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70582272 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70647808 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70713344 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70778880 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70844416 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70909952 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 70975488 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71041024 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71106560 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71172096 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71237632 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71303168 Length: 65536
>> 10:19:03 PM javaw.exe:576 READ D: SUCCESS Offset: 71368704 Length: 65536
>>
>>
>> thousands of entries like this for 40 seconds or so.
>>
>> Note large and uniform size of the red chunk 64K and no file path just D:
>> What could it be reading?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Alex
>>
>>
>> "Alex Roytman" <nospam@domain.com> wrote in message
>> news:fm9lts$t5g$1@is.intellij.net...
>>> After "scanning files" dialog is closed, idea starts hitting HDD very
>>> hard and stays frozen for 30-40 seconds even on tiny projects (and I
>>> have very fast RAID). It seems to happen only first time you open idea
>>> on a particular day. subsequent startups are normal
>>>
>>> Has anyone experienced it?
>>>
>>> Could it be local VCS cleanup? It would not make sense though because
>>> the freeze seems to be the same on tiny project and on large project
>>>
>>> All idea work directories and idea itself are excuded from antivirus
>>>
>>
>>
>



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Please, provide CPU snapshot, it is hard to diagnose the problem

Alex Roytman wrote:

After "scanning files" dialog is closed, idea starts hitting HDD very hard
and stays frozen for 30-40 seconds even on tiny projects (and I have very
fast RAID). It seems to happen only first time you open idea on a particular
day. subsequent startups are normal

Has anyone experienced it?

Could it be local VCS cleanup? It would not make sense though because the
freeze seems to be the same on tiny project and on large project

All idea work directories and idea itself are excuded from antivirus


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