10.0.3 idea64.exe works!

For the last few updates, I've been unable to get idea64.exe to work right. It would hang on startup, use more RAM than vmoptions specified, or the UI would freeze. I always resorted to having to use the idea.bat file pointing to a 64-bit JDK.

I just downloaded the latest 10.0.3 update, updated the (new) idea64.exe.vmoptions to use the VM args I need, and launched idea64.exe. This time, it launched and loaded my project without a hitch!

Yippee!

(FWIW: I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate; Oracle/Sun's 64-bit 1.6.0_24 JDK; 24 GB RAM; Intel i7 3.2GHz.)

Thanks for the update!

jack

PS. For anyone using idea.bat to launch, I found if I changed the batch file to use javaw.exe instead of java.exe, I'd still get the console window, but could safely kill it once IDEA started.  It would be nice if it closed automatically (or never showed), but at least I can close it.

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Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate; Oracle/Sun's 64-bit 1.6.0_24 JDK; 24 GB RAM; Intel i7 3.2GHz

Wow! What a PC! A dream! What do you use this amount of RAM for? It's a server you have there, no less!

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On Thu, 07 Apr 2011 03:29:09 MSD, madjack <no_reply@jetbrains.com>
wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

>For the last few updates, I've been unable to get idea64.exe to work right. It would hang on startup, use more RAM than vmoptions specified, or the UI would freeze. I always resorted to having to use the idea.bat file pointing to a 64-bit JDK.

Oddly I had better success than you with versions prior to 10.0.3.
10.0.3 64 bit just keeps going to sleep on me for 10 seconds or so at
a time. It wakes up and carries on fine.  The memory display suggests
it does not need a GC. I notice this most often when I am about to use
the Rearranger plugin. I have Windows 7 home premium 64 bit.
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Vlad,

>> It's a server you have there, no less!

In a sense, it is being used as a server box, as I'm running a Tomcat server and MS SQLServer all the time.  I also regularly run a VMware Workstation with 8GB of RAM allocated. So it's not uncommon to see 16GB allocated for all the stuff running.

As I recall, while building it out, the difference between 9GB RAM and 24GB was only about $600 - not too bad in the scheme of things.

While I try not to become emotionally attached to my computer, I'll have to admit this workstation is hard not to love!

(BTW, it's a Dell Studio XPS 9100 with i7-980X CPU, running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/studio-xps-9100/pd)

jack

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Can I ask what settings you are using in your vmoptions file to get the 64bit version working correctly?

I'm running 10.0.3 and I have my IDEA_JDK env var pointing to a 64bit jdk and my "idea64.exe.vmoptions" file contains:
-Xms128m
-Xmx768m
-XX:MaxPermSize=350m
-ea

My machine has plenty of RAM and still  since I upgraded to version 10.0.3, I've been receiving many errors and  sudden closeouts like "EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)"

Thanks

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idea64.exe.vmoptions:

-server
-Xms128m
-Xmx1024m
-XX:MaxPermSize=350m
-ea


Try to run it via idea.bat also.

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Thanks for the advice and quick reply Vlad, I'll increase my Xmx to 1024m and report back in a week or two on how that helped out.

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