IDEA locked up on me (for the second time today and both times while editing the same Scala source file) so I went to go create a thread dump.
In order to find the thread dump among all the bazillions of files in ~/.IntelliJIdea8x, I ran a find for files less than a minute old so I could compare that with the another list I'd make after sending the QUIT signal. Imagine my suprise to discover that IDEA was spitting out a thread-dump file every second!
What does this mean? Why is it happening? I've attached one of them.
IDEA: 8.1.3 #9886
Java: Sun JDK 1.6.0_u15
OS: Linux; kernel 126.96.36.199-0.1-pae #1 SMP