On the EagerInitialization VM flag

Krystal Mok rednaxelafx at gmail.com
Fri Dec 13 13:56:24 PST 2013

Which is of course true, but not what I really cared about.
I'm just curious of the history of what that flag tried to do, and then why
didn't it work. Any pointers or hints would be appriciated.


On Friday, December 13, 2013, Christian Thalinger wrote:

> Well, it’s a develop flag so it cannot be used in the product anyway.
> On Dec 13, 2013, at 11:27 AM, Krystal Mok <rednaxelafx at gmail.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'rednaxelafx at gmail.com');>>
> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anybody still remember the history behind the
> -XX:+EagerInitialization flag? It'd be great if someone still knows what
> the flag was for, and why it was to be removed.
> I saw this bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-4292939
> which stated that this flag was going away in "the next build", but now
> it's still in the code.
> Thanks,
> Kris
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