Review Request: JDK-8173712: Rename JAVA_OPTIONS environment variable to JDK_JAVA_OPTIONS

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at
Tue Feb 7 21:16:45 UTC 2017

Henry, Kumar,

Can you please review this patch:

JAVA_OPTIONS was introduced by JDK-8170832 but it turns out that
environment variable name conflicts with existing uses.  It might 
not be uncommon for scripts to set JAVA_OPTIONS. To mitigate the
compatibility concern, we decide to rename JAVA_OPTIONS to 
JDK_JAVA_OPTIONS.  With multi-word name and `JDK_` prefix, that
should reduce the chance of name clash.


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