Eclipse may freeze if console output is not limited

I have an application which continually generates a large amount of log. During development the log was written to the Eclipse console. In order not to lose any log output, I turned off the limit console output feature:

I started the application but I had to go away from my computer. When I got back I saw a message about memory is out, and it is recommended to restart the workbench. To tell the truth, I didn't have a choice: all functions of Eclipse became unusable.

It's very minor issue - and probably an expectable behaviour - but it's good to know that Eclipse takes this setting literally, and there is no protection against OutOfMemoryExceptions :).

No comments:

Post a Comment