JOSM freeses computer completely -> need for hard reset
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The computer freezes quite frequently when I work with JOSM. I have to switch off the computer (hard reset), creating all the problems a hard reset usually entails. The failure occurs in 99% (may be even 100%) of the time when I try to add an attribute (key-value pair) to an object (way or node), in particular when I press the "add" button. I cannot remember that the problem occured when I tried to change an attribute. It did not occur when I deleted an attribute, but this is not a strong statement, since I rarely delete something.
Meanwhile (today) with more than every fifth(!!!) edit, which makes it completely impossible to work with JOSM. Remark: I have installed release 4487 of JOSM today, the former release was 43??.
Hard to say. My gut feeling says the problem appeared about three months ago and occured rarely, but increased in frequency over time. I regularly install new releases of JOSM from the OpenSuse update site (which may offer only tested (stable) releases). I regularly update JOSM from this site with the hope, that the problem will have disappeared with the new release.
My envirenment (hardware, operating system, Java runtime environment) has not changed over the last three months, so JOSM itself should cause the freeze. Moreover, I do not have any problems with any other application. Furthermore I am intensively using the Eclipse IDE to develop a Java application, which I also use. Both use the same Java runtime environment as JOSM but show no problem whatsoever. They do not, however, use Swing...
The frequent hard reset of the computer is quite bad. Although I frequently saved and uploaded my data today I repeatedly got mismatches in the data which lead to duplicate nodes and ways. I did my best to correct these errors but I am not sure everything is ok now.
xxx@localhost:~> cat /proc/version
Linux version 22.214.171.124-0.2-desktop (geeko@buildhost) (gcc version 4.5.0 20100604 [gcc-4_5-branch revision 160292] (SUSE Linux) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-07-20 18:48:56 +0200
xxx@localhost:~> java -version
java version "1.6.0_22"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.10.2) (suse-4.2.1-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.0-b11, mixed mode)
My linux box has 8GB of memory.