half dead lock

this is a problem that i have since a lot of builds. when recompiling a lot of classes, idea parses them, compiles them, updates its caches and locks up. grey screen, almost no cpu usage, and according to the winXP task manager, very little but constant i/o writes and "other", whatever that means.
it's not a dead lock because the operation always finishes, but it may take up to 15 minutes.
what could be the cause? i've never experienced this problem at home (max classes ~3k), but at work i have to wait ~15 minutes when 3k classes of our 12k have changed. (cpu is a 3ghz p4, 2gb ram)

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Hello HamsterofDeath,

this is a problem that i have since a lot of builds. when recompiling
a lot of classes, idea parses them, compiles them, updates its caches
and locks up. grey screen, almost no cpu usage, and according to the
winXP task manager, very little but constant i/o writes and "other",
whatever that means.

it's not a dead lock because the operation always finishes, but it may
take up to 15 minutes.

what could be the cause? i've never experienced this problem at home
(max classes ~3k), but at work i have to wait ~15 minutes when 3k
classes of our 12k have changed. (cpu is a 3ghz p4, 2gb ram)


Two common answers:
- did you try disabling the antivirus?
- CPU snapshot please?

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actually that were questions, but:
1. no antivirus at work, but antivirus at home, so that can't be the cause.
2. i'll upload one. the next time i'll have to recompile a lot, i'll record the evil doings...

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file too big, created uploaded@jira

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