Starting a Java applet drives IE8 into busyloop
I have the odd effect that starting a Java applet drives IE8 into a busyloop
(i.e. one core starts going 100% busy).
Initially I thought, it's my applet, but my applet is NOT the culprit and it
is NOT busy-looping - I verified that by inserting lots of println()'s. When
it works, there are short peaks of process "javaw.exe" being active and the
println's show up on the Java console, but those are always over after at
most a few seconds. Next I had the suspicion, that some java script code
that surrounded my applet was faulty, but I removed everything else and the
page now reads:
i.e. it contains ONLY the applet, nothing else and still - the process
"iexplore.exe" goes 48-50% busy (one a dual-core machine, i.e. one core is
100% busy as one can show by setting the affinity of the process to one
core) the very moment the page containing the applet is loaded. And it stays
at that level until one kills it.
What could cause this busy-looping? Is there some tool or plugin, to observe
and monitor this?