I'm having some trouble trying to run IDEA 5 on the Sunray thin clients
we use at the university. Specifically, we get OutOfMemoryErrors in
ZipFile.open(), followed by millions of secondary errors that make IDEA
completely unusable. These errors don't occur on startup but do occur
when a project is loaded, even if the project is completely empty.
IDEA 4.5 runs without problem, and the same networked IDEA 5
installation works fine on standard Solaris machines.
This may have something to do with the machines where the software is
being run being detected as servers by the 1.5 VM, since they have
multiple CPUs and 4 GB of memory, but then the ulimits are set to 8M
(stack) / 512M (data) due to each server being used by many students at
the same time. However, I've tried adding -client to idea.vmoptions and
changing memory parameters without success.
Does anyone have any clues as to what might be happening?