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Eclipse and OutOfMemoryError

 
Manish Hatwalne
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Recently I procured eclipse 3.0M8 and having lots of trouble with it since. I tried to open one class did Refactor and rename. It threw OutOfMemoryError. It refuses to compile with OutOfMemoryError. I wonder what's wrong? Is anybody else experiencing similar problems?

BTW, I have 256 MB RAM.

- Manish
 
Tim West
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You can give Eclipse more memory with the -Xmx and -Xms options. However, with only 256Mb RAM you'll have trouble getting it any more - Eclipse and your OS will use almost that amount anyway. Check out how much memory Eclipse uses when running normally, and see if you can reasonably allocate it any more.

I found this article useful to learn about Eclipse memory consumption. I also want to try this memory-monitor plugin, but my stupid work content filter won't let me download zip files.

I have 512 RAM and running Win2k, Eclipse and Weblogic (App server) 7 almost kills the computer. Gotta love watching the hard-drive light flash when it's paging...

Cheers,


--Tim
[ June 09, 2004: Message edited by: Tim West ]
 
Manish Hatwalne
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How would I set -Xmx and -Xms options? I am running eclipse on Windows 2000.

- Manish
 
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