How can I see where the sjavac_server is started?

Andrew Haley aph at
Fri Mar 1 18:08:52 UTC 2019

On 2/27/19 3:51 PM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> The server is started lazily by the first javac invocation that needs 
> it. There is a parameter given to javac that describes how it should be 
> started, but to get the exact command line, you would have to instrument 
> javac java source. You should be able to add additional parameters to 
> that JVM, at least by editing spec.gmk, that could help you with 
> diagnostics.

Aha! Yowza, that's obscure. :-)

Thanks everyone for your help. I did discover startserver by stracing, just as you

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
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