This may be a bug but because it's so hard to reproduce outside of my environment I was curious to see what other people thought.
I use IntelliJ for a fairly project at work; lots of packages, classes, external libraries, etc. I've tried from the beginning to compile but the same thing always happens: as it starts loading files and classes, the class count suddenly stops, and memory consumption steadily grows until it dies with an OutOfMemoryError. I tried excluding all folders from compile except the source folder. I also tried increasing both IntelliJ's and the compiler's heap size, with no results.
One thing I thought might be causing this is as part of the project structure, there are some recursive symbolic links, e.g. a subfolder with links that point to their parent. IntelliJ doesn't seem to like those, but I have excluded all those folders and links from the project and also from compilation.
Any ideas? Has anyone had this happen to them before?