Out of memory error every few seconds, despite tons of free memory.

IntelliJ has started displaying a popup stating an out of memory error every few seconds despite it showing well over 300MB available of over 500MB in the status bar, The message states "There's not enough memory to perform the requested operation", does anyone know a way of finding out what that requested operation was so perhaps i could trace a root cause, it happens when intelliJ is just sitting there idle so its not triggered by user action, its the same with 7.0.2, 7.0.3 and its made intellij totally unusable.

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Hello brenmar,

IntelliJ has started displaying a popup stating an out of memory error
every few seconds despite it showing well over 300MB available of over
500MB in the status bar, The message states "There's not enough memory
to perform the requested operation", does anyone know a way of finding
out what that requested operation was so perhaps i could trace a root
cause, it happens when intelliJ is just sitting there idle so its not
triggered by user action, its the same with 7.0.2, 7.0.3 and its made
intellij totally unusable.


Can this be a lack of permgen space? You could check -XX:MaxPermSize setting
in idea.vmoptions.

Alexander.


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This is a such a frequent question and point of frustration with so many new and old users of IDEA over the years that I am baffled
that this has not made it into the main preferences panel. Why do we still having to search for and edit that text file? I'd like to see a GUI
alternative in the preferences since we are now in the 7th generation of IDEA.

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Vincent - good idea. When are you going to file a jira issue so we can vote for it?
Jon

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which one? Key: IDEADEV or Key: IDEA ?

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done: http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-17633

Edited by: Vincent Storm on Apr 3, 2008 10:37 PM

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Hello Jon,

Vincent - good idea. When are you going to file a jira issue so we can
vote for it? Jon


http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-2356

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I've been using VMOptions plugin for a long time which preserves IDEA JVM settings. However, upon upgrading, the new settings will only take effect the 2nd time you run IDEA, because you have to run IDEA once so the VMOptions plugin can write the settings to the file.

It would be great if this was builtin to IDEA, allowing us to edit it in the UI. Jetbrains should be able to preserve the setttings during upgrade.

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I don't know how Windows or Mac users upgrade or install, but on Linux, it's a manual process. It's just part of my routine to copy over my old .../bin/idea.vmoptions file. I don't do it at the file level, but rather on a line-by-line basis so I don't clobber any of IDEA's own changed settings.

I don't see how this could be automated.


Randall Schulz

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The VmOptions plugin is one that I didn't realize existed. I see it has not been updated since 2006. I usually don't install new plugins that are older than 6-8 months.
The interface itself is a blank text canvas. I was thinking about something more form-like. More sexy. :)

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