6950794: Make the GC log file name parameterized

Rainer Jung rainer.jung at kippdata.de
Thu Jul 19 14:52:10 UTC 2012

On 19.07.2012 09:56, Yasumasa Suenaga wrote:
> Hi,
> I use GC log rotation with -XX:+UseGCLogFileRotation .
> However, suffix of logfile is fixed ( .N : cyclic 0-(NumberOfGCLogFiles-1) ) .
> So I'm not easy to find the oldest log.
> (I have to check timestamp of file or GC event time.)

See the discussion thread starting at


including a reply of mine on the negative consequences of the numeric 
naming scheme and responses of Tony to the comments on his proposal.



> I hope that this RFE is merged to JDK6/7/8.
> Someone is working on this RFE ?
> If none, I would like to contribute a patch.
> (Then, please someone become a sponsor of me :-) )

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