JITWatch plugin for IntelliJ IDEA
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JITWatch Plugin for IntelliJ IDEA

The plugin can be used to view and analyze HotSpot JIT compilation logs inside IntelliJ IDEA. It uses JITWatch to load and analyze the logs and provides a UI for exploring the compilation data directly in your code editor.

Video Demo

Here is a video of a demo of the JITWatch plugin, recorded at the JVM Language Summit 2016.

Creating and Loading the Compilation Log

The simple option for creating and loading the compilation log is to enable the "Log compilation" option in the "JITWatch" tab of the run configuration settings.

If you enable the option, the plugin will create a HotSpot log in a temporary directory and automatically load it after the execution completes.

Alternatively, you can add the logging options to the VM options of your run configuration, and then load the log file manually using the Analyze | Load HotSpot Compilation Log... menu item. To enable logging, you need the following options:


The plugin does not support viewing the assembly code at this time, so you shouldn't enable the -XX:+PrintAssembly option.