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  2. JDK-7046007

(launcher) Improve usage information for -verbose option

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      Description

      SYNOPSIS
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      Incorrect usage information for -verbose option

      OPERATING SYSTEM
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      All

      JDK VERSION
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      PROBLEM DESCRIPTION
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      The usage information for the -verbose option is incorrect. It is presented as:

          -verbose[:class|gc|jni]

      This would imply that the following options are valid:

          -verbose:class
          -verbosegc
          -verbosejni

      The first two work ok, but running with "-verbosejni" does not produce verbose JNI data. The correct syntax for that option is "-verbose:jni".
      Therefore, the usage information as it currently stands is incorrect.

      REPRODUCTION INSTRUCTIONS
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      Simply run "java" and note the usage information for the "-verbose" option

      SUGGESTED FIX
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      The usage information should be changed to read as either:

          -verbose:[class|gc|jni]

      or

          -verbose[:class|gc|:jni]

      The first option would seem to be neater, and all three options work properly using that syntax (i.e. -verbose:class, -verbose:gc, and -verbose:jni).
      However, the second option takes into account the fact that the "-verbose" works on its own, without a class|gc|jni parameter.

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            • Assignee:
              ksrini Kumar Srinivasan
              Reporter:
              dkorbel David Korbel (Inactive)
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