RFR 8015395: NumberFormatException during startup if java.lang.Integer.IntegerCache.high set to bad value

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Wed May 29 18:58:30 UTC 2013

On 29/05/2013 19:49, Brian Burkhalter wrote:
> :
> Problem is that the String in the NumberFormatException in this case does not contain the reason, only the offending String. The parseInt() would need to be changed accordingly to make this intelligible.
> I have no strong preference but it does not seem to me that failing to start the VM is a great plan.
> Brian
I think what you have in the webrev is okay because the purpose of this 
property is to communicate the value of the AutoBoxCacheMax option. In 
other words, this is a special property that only HotSpot should set, it 
is not documented/supported and nobody should be setting it on the 
command as in the bug report.  So if 
-XX:AutoBoxCacheMax=<out-of-range-value> is caught and emits a useful 
error then I think we are okay.


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