SVNKit versus JavaHL

When using the Subclipse plug-in to integrate Subversion and Eclipse, there is a choice of two back-ends: one that uses the native Subversion libraries (JavaHL), and a pure Java implementation (SVNKit). There seems to be a massive memory leak in the SVNKit back-end, and the only available work-around is to switch to the JavaHL back-end in the Window->Preferences->Team->SVN dialog. If the JavaHL back-end is not visible in the “SVN interface” menu, it may need to be installed (available in the same repository from which you installed the Subclipse plugin).