RFR (S): JDK-8129855: -XX:+IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions hides out of range VM options.

gerard ziemski gerard.ziemski at oracle.com
Tue Sep 29 18:09:06 UTC 2015

Here is a webrev1 updated with fixes based on Dmitry's feedback (ie. changes to the java test only):



On 09/28/2015 04:55 PM, gerard ziemski wrote:
> hi all,
> We are fixing how IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions treats those flags whose values are out of range. Before the fix, the VM
> would continue even if flag’s value was out of range, ex:
> java_old -XX:+IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions -XX:MinTLABSize=0 -version
> size_t MinTLABSize=0 is outside the allowed range [ 1 ... 4294967295 ]
> java version "1.9.0-internal-fastdebug"
> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.9.0-internal-fastdebug-20150624183527.jesper.main2rt-b00)
> Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 1.9.0-internal-fastdebug-20150624183527.jesper.main2rt-b00, mixed mode)
> now, we correctly exit the VM with an error, ex:
> java_new -XX:+IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions -XX:MinTLABSize=0 -version
> size_t MinTLABSize=0 is outside the allowed range [ 1 ... 18446744073709551615 ]
> Improperly specified VM option 'MinTLABSize=0'
> Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine.
> Error: A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.
> In addition IgnoreUnrecognizedVMOptions nows strictly follows the spec as outlined in JDK-8129855. The behavior changes
> depending on whether the build is product or debug.
> We also introduce a new test that verifies all known use cases that we care about.
> References:
>       bugid: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8129855
>      webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~gziemski/8129855_rev0
> discussion: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/hotspot-dev/2015-June/019213.html
> Passes "JPRT hotspot" and "RBT testlist,noncolo.testlist quick"
> cheers

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