Eclipse crashing in 64-bit Ubuntu?

There are, it seems, crashers in recent Ubuntu 8.10 amd64 sun-java6-jre packages. Eclipse seems especially adept at finding them. Here’s the fix that worked for us. Add the following to your $ECLIPSE_INSTALL/eclipse.ini:

-XX:CompileCommand=exclude,org/eclipse/core/internal/dtree/DataTreeNode,forwardDeltaWith

And some background: