Extending the gradle daemon idle timeout

I’m using gradle and intellij to build my android project. I’ve noticed that after one minute the daemon process shut down and I can see in the daemon-11188.out.log that the idle timeout is set to 60000 (idleTimeout=60000).

Here is the line from the log:

15:51:46.747 [INFO] [org.gradle.launcher.daemon.server.Daemon] start() called on daemon - DefaultDaemonContext[uid=1be5dcbe-d445-4cf6-87d8-03e443368b0c,javaHome=C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_45,daemonRegistryDir=C:\Users\ry_000\.gradle\daemon,pid=11624,idleTimeout=60000,daemonOpts=-Dfile.encoding=windows-1252]

I tried everything but couldn’t find a way to override this setting.

any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

It is most likely, that Idea itself sets the timeout. You have to ask them if it is configurable in Idea.

Well I have an option in intellij to pass gradle options and I pass this:


is that seem right to you?

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There is an internal API in Gradle to set the timeout and I guess they are using that. So, it is possible that you can only override those settings if they provided an explicit way for it. Though, I’m not sure, I have never tried.

Well, it turned out that IntelliJ uses the gradle api to set 1 minute for the idle timeout. I fixed that by compiling the gradle launcher with constant value of 3 hours. You can get the file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yvtm5kfsjibq8q8/gradle-launcher-1.9.jar