I am having what sounds like the same issue described here in a number of posts as well as a couple of referenced youtrack issues. The symptom is IDEA hangs.
I actually have been having this issue since 8, though less pronounced in 8 and far less frequently.
Which got me to thinking whether it is my memory settings. I generally have 2-3 large projects open at the same time and frequently run intellij for days, so the default memory settings were nowhere near adequate.
So is there an algorithm or guidelines from JetBrains in regards to how to properly define the memory settings for intellij?
Currently I run on a machine with 2GB of RAM and dual cores @2GHz each running Fedora 12 (KDE). So plenty of "umph". My current intellij memory settings are:
It takes forever (according to the little memory monitor) for it to reach mx of 1024m. What I see instead is lots of time spent at the current max heap size bumping into it and presumably running GC, and then immediately running back up to the same level. Not sure how much stock to put in that little monitor...
Anyway... Are those settings "good"? If not, is there such a guide for setting?