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From "Alexey Varlamov" <alexey.v.varla...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (HARMONY-2949) CLONE -[testing][buildtest] update vm options from '-D' to '-XD'
Date Tue, 09 Jan 2007 12:22:43 GMT
2007/1/9, Pavel Pervov <pmcfirst@gmail.com>:
> Once upon a time there was the discussion entitled "[drlvm][smoke-tests] the
> smoke tests of DRLVM failed today on the WindowsXP", where it was decided to
> replace -XD with -XX to reflect the syntax of internal VM options Sun is
> using for its JVMs.
>
> I don't think we should remove "internal VM option" switch, but may be
> wanting to change XD to XX instead.

Exactly. To be "fully compatible" with RI, we may support the following syntax:
 - options are set with -XX:<option>=<string>
 - Boolean options are turned on with -XX:+<option> and turned off
with -XX:-<option>
 - Numeric options are set with -XX:<option>=<number>. Numbers can
include 'm' or 'M' for megabytes, 'k' or 'K' for kilobytes, and 'g' or
'G' for gigabytes (for example, 32k is the same as 32768).

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