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From Daniel Julin <>
Subject Re: System Properties and Env vars
Date Thu, 14 Jan 2010 03:17:46 GMT

David Griffiths <> wrote on 2010-01-12 06:01:00
> BTW Dan - is it really possible to have multiple copies of

Hi David:

I have not personally witnessed multiple copes of java.lang.System, but I
don't see any technical reason why this could not happen in a complex J2EE
system with a big hierarchy of classloaders.

Certainly, in WebSphere Application Server, we have a multitude of "custom
properties" classes in many components at many levels of the classloader
tree. They're not quite as central as java.lang.System, but they are
important to keep track of nonetheless, and they motivate the need for
special analyzer modules that understand about that particular structure in
a particular runtime like WebSphere Application Server...

Daniel P. Julin
Senior Technical Staff Member
Technical Area Lead  -  IBM AIM WebSphere Serviceability Team

Phone: 347-273-2093          Tie-line 930-3468
Notes: Daniel Julin/Pittsburgh/IBM@IBMUS

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