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- 01-31-2011, 02:11 AM #1Member
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Eclipse starts a javaw with high memory usage
Windows 7 x64
Dell Inspiron 1545
Version: Helios Service Release 1
Build id: 20100917-0705
I've tried doing a search on this (google and here), but did not find anything that could help...
As soon as I start Eclipse, it apparently starts a single javaw.exe process... Emphasis on the 'as soon as I start', which means this particular javaw.exe isn't associated with any of my own java programs.
This javaw.exe process takes up 0 CPU, but it's working memory usage stays around 270 000 K... Is this normal? When I do run my programs, new javaw.exe processes are created for each instance, and they terminate when the program terminates (so they behave normally), and those take up what I believe to be normal memory usage (way under 100 000 K)...
Also, the javaw.exe that starts with Eclipse is located in my System32 folder, whereas the javaw.exe`s that start with my programs are located in my ...\Java\jre6\bin\ folder
If I kill the javaw.exe and then try and switch back to Eclipse, it gives me a very long message, starting with "Java was started, but returned exit code=1" and then closes.
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