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eclipse creates long pathnames [message #1800944] Thu, 10 January 2019 07:45 Go to next message
Peter van Soest is currently offline Peter van SoestFriend
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Hi,

In our DTAP environment we have several apps that use Eclipse.
Now, we notice that Eclipse can create very long pathnames.

i.e:

C:\users\jja119.PROD.V2\.eclipse\com.ibm.mq.explorer.ui.rcp.RcpApplication_9.0.0.201605122106_171862051_win32_win32_x86_64\p2\org.eclipse.equinox.p2.engine\profileRegistry\profile.profile\.data\.settings\org.eclipse.equinox.p2.artifact.repository.prefs

This can create a problem with roaming profiles being synchronized to the Profile Server.
We enabled Long Paths in Windows. Registry: LongPathEnabled=1
But, even then , the maximum is around 30.000 characters.

I had a user who had folders in the .eclipse folder that went 10.000 ! folders deep.

Could it be related to the scripts our testers use, or is there something I can configure to prevent this from happening?

Thanks and regards,

Peter
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Re: eclipse creates long pathnames [message #1800953 is a reply to message #1800944] Thu, 10 January 2019 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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That looks very anomalous to me. I have hundreds of Eclipse installations and they never produce such deep folders. Even these o.ide.* folder segments you show in the JPG don't look like something I'd ever expect to see in an Eclipse installation...
Re: eclipse creates long pathnames [message #1802264 is a reply to message #1800953] Tue, 05 February 2019 14:24 Go to previous message
Peter van Soest is currently offline Peter van SoestFriend
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In this case IBM MQ Explorer was the actual program that created these folders.
In some cases, these long pathnames are created.
I somewhere read it could be with crashing scripts that causes eclipse to be stuck in some kind of loop, creating copies of the same folder into a new folder with the same name.

(in this case 0.ide.13.0.0.1.42.170225.201\0.ide.13.0.0.1.42.170225.201\0.ide.13.0.0.1.42.170225.201\0.ide.13.0.0.1.42.170225.201 and so on)

I also have seen this behaviour when using SQL Developer.
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