Request for review (S): 7022037: Pause when exiting if a debugger is attached on windows

Dmitry Samersoff Dmitry.Samersoff at
Thu Feb 24 06:16:02 PST 2011


1. Is it possible to put this functionality under command line flag?

We have PauseAtStartup and I think it's better to have similar 
PauseAtShutdown than autodetect debugger.

2. It's better to create separate function for it.


On 2011-02-24 16:49, Staffan Larsen wrote:
> When running in Visual Studio the console window is closed as soon as
> the debugged process ends (whether it is a normal end or an assert).
> This makes it impossible to see the output from the process after it has
> ended.
> Suggested fix: At the end of normal execution we can check if a debugger
> is present and wait for a keypress before exiting. At the end of an
> assert we also check if a debugger is attached and use the same method
> as -XX:+ShowMessageBoxOnError to catch the error in the debugger.
> Thanks,
> /Staffan

Dmitry Samersoff
Java Hotspot development team, SPB04
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