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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4971166

JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS environment variable

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    • Type: Enhancement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 5.0
    • Fix Version/s: 5.0
    • Component/s: core-svc
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      Description

      Tool vendors need a uniform mechanism for adding options to a launch of the VM.
      Particularly, they need a mechanism whereby they can launch agents (such as a
      JVMTI agent) along with the VM, even if the VM is embedded.

      We currently prepend a _JAVA_OPTIONS environment variable but this is not
      documented or supported. Since it is not standardized, other vendors have
      their own names e.g. IBM_JAVA_OPTIONS. Leading underscore names are private
      so we don't want to standardize _JAVA_OPTIONS additionally it doesn't match
      functionality we want to standardize, for example it doesn't support qoutes.
      So we need a new name and it should indicate it's intended usage so slightly
      lessen the likelyhood of misuse -- JAVA_TOOL_OPTIONS.

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              Assignee:
              rfield Robert Field
              Reporter:
              rfield Robert Field
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