How can javaw take over XP?
I'm a Java newbie, and in working with Eclipse, I've noticed that CPU-intensive operations (not to mention tight loops) can freeze Windows XP up solid - you can't even get a task manager up. This is with JRE1.5.0_04.
I've searched around for discussions, and found mentions of many popular Java apps displaying that behavior - Eclipse, Azureus, etc. The usual response is "you should fix that infinite loop in your code", but that doesn't address the core issue - how, exactly, is javaw able to grab such hold of a preemptive-multitasking machine? Isn't it a user-level app?