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Trying to use either Eclipse or Apache Tomcat pushes all 4 CPU cores to around 60% cpu usage, and trying to run both at the same time maxes them all out.

Tried deleting all the webapps I'd deployed to Tomcat, no effect.

Tried editing eclipse.ini to provide more memory (-Xmx2048m), no effect.


  • java: 1.6.0_24
  • eclipse: Indigo (3.7.2)
  • tomcat: 5.5.35
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Are you using openjdk or oracle? – functionptr Jul 10 '12 at 18:48
openjdk, version 6b24-1.11.1-4ubuntu3 – Glenn Martin Jul 12 '12 at 19:42

Maybe you could try installing openjdk-7-jre Install openjdk-7-jre.

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