weired background file system activity

Hi all,

I am experiencing strange file system activity from IDEA every time I change my project/module settings, e.g. add or remove a library, exclude a folder from the directory structure,... when applying the change the progress indicator pops up and parses the library (or whatever the change was). This is the usual behaviour. The weired thing is that even after the action has finished the popup closes and file system activity continues for approximately half a minute or even longer. During this time the UI is responsive and I can work but nevertheless the activity is quite annoying since it drastically slows down my system e.g. when I start tomcat or open another application. I monitored I/O and CPU activity and this is clearly caused by IDEA.

This happens only when I quit the project settings dialog. If I apply changes with the apply button the progress window pops up and finishes, but background file system activity only starts when I then close the project settings dialog.

I noticed this when I switched from my work PC to my home PC. This happens both on 6.0.2 and on #6141. My system is win xp, 3 Ghz A64, 1 GB.

I disabled automatic file system synch on frame deactivation, increased xmx setting, defragmented my hard disc. I do not have a virus scanner running.

Is this an intended behaviour? Perhaps it is only slow on my system?

thx for your help,

Werner

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You could give sysinternals FileMon a try..


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could have thought of that, thanks for the hint. looks as IDEA monitors a temporary file in my windows temp dir that is not there. don't know whether this is correct behaviour or not.

For know I emptied the windows system temp directory and disabled SVN support for the project (since a lot of the accessed file during the background activity that took so long where SVN files).
Either one of these actions might have fixed the problem. I will look into it later on and reenable SVN again, and see what happens.

thanks again for the hint!

werner

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If you lauch IDEA via batch file you will not have that temp file
monitoring activity

Werner Loibl wrote:

could have thought of that, thanks for the hint. looks as IDEA monitors a temporary file in my windows temp dir that is not there. don't know whether this is correct behaviour or not.

For know I emptied the windows system temp directory and disabled SVN support for the project (since a lot of the accessed file during the background activity that took so long where SVN files).
Either one of these actions might have fixed the problem. I will look into it later on and reenable SVN again, and see what happens.

thanks again for the hint!

werner



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