IDEA causes lots of network traffic although it's just sitting in the background

Today I noticed that I constantly had about 1-2KB/s incoming and outgoing network traffic. Looking into this, I found that most of the traffic was caused by IDEA's Subversion integration. Even though it was just sitting in the background, IDEA 9 caused more traffic than all other idle applications together (mail client, feed reader, browser, twitter client, chat client, etc.). As soon as I set Settings->Version Control to "none", the traffic stopped. What's going on here? Is IDEA constantly hammering the Subversion server (the remote address was googlecode.l.google.com)?

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Peter Niederwieser wrote:

Today I noticed that I constantly had about 1-2KB/s incoming and outgoing network traffic. Looking into this, I found that most of the traffic was caused by IDEA's Subversion integration. Even though it was just sitting in the background, IDEA 9 caused more traffic than all other idle applications together (mail client, feed reader, browser, twitter client, chat client, etc.). As soon as I set Settings->Version Control to "none", the traffic stopped. What's going on here? Is IDEA constantly hammering the Subversion server (the remote address was googlecode.l.google.com)?


I'm not sure, but I think IDEA has a feature where it will inform you
have incoming changes (changes which would be merged upon your next
update).  It could be this feature which is causing the traffic.  There
might be some setting you can tune, but I don't know it off the top of
my head.

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yes it is polling svn to inform you for incoming changes. this is very nice if you currently editing a file and instantly see that someone else has changed and checked it in. you can resolve conflicts much earlier.


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