i am using the eclipse platform for development running on top of a typical mandrake 9.1 distro. for some reason, eclipse seems to slow down significantly after a while of usage.
i observed the CPU and mem to see where the culrpit was. turns out that memory was always used anyway so i turned to the cpu monitor. but that doesn't show any significant signs of activity to make the system run slow.
the other apps running seem to having the same effect while using java.
does anybody have any ideas to optimize the performance of java? or maybe eclipse in particular?