Xloggc as manageable flag

Bengt Rutisson bengt.rutisson at oracle.com
Mon Jun 8 07:23:19 UTC 2015

Hi Jakub,

On 2015-06-06 11:31, Jakub Kubrynski wrote:
> Hi,
> currently we can turn on GC logging in runtime by using jinfo. It 
> helps a lot when we have to investigate gc related problems without 
> restarting the JVM. But currently we cannot set gc log filename in 
> other way than specifying -Xloggc. Maybe it'll be good idea to provide 
> some modern manageable flag like -XX:GCLogFileName?

We are currently working on a new logging framework. That work is being 
tracked in this JEP:

JEP 158: Unified JVM Logging

As part of that work it will be possible to configure the logging during 
runtime, as stated by this bullet:

"Logging can be configured dynamically at runtime via jcmd or MBeans"


> -- 
> Best regards,
> Jakub Kubrynski

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