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Enhancement request: "d: delete disk cache / clear classloader cache"

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Joined: 2008-01-18

I'm using Plugin version 1.6.0_10-b33 on Windows XP [pro] 5.1

The longer that I use it, the slower it becomes. It has to do with java caching. I have the control panel set up to do unlimited caching.

Since I am an applet developer, I spend my day building jars, typing "x" to clear memory cache in java plugin console, reloading my applet from a Tomcat server, and finally testing my changes.

I find that the initial load of the applet becomes slower as the day progresses.

If I open the main Java Control Panel (Start->Control Panel->Java) and clear the disk cache, my applets load SUPER fast initially and then begin to degrade from there.

It could be that my disk drive is slow or whatever, but I do run Diskeeper defragmentation daily and it has an automatic defragmentation option that is enabled.

This enhancement request is simply to add a new command, "d: delete disk cache / clear classloader cache", to the Java plugin console. When "d" is typed, the disk and memory caches would be deleted.

I've already opened bug 6717198 for this issue ( ), and I think it is related to sun.plugin2.main.client.PluginMain slowly eating memory.

Please consider adding this enhancement as it would greatly speed up the development cycle for Java applet developers.