changeset 9323:111681c88c9a

8066821: Enhance command line processing to manage deprecating and obsoleting -XX command line arguments Summary: Add support for alias options and automatically expiring deprecated options Reviewed-by: dholmes, kbarrett, acorn Contributed-by: derek.white@oracle.com
author drwhite
date Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:31:03 -0400
parents e144340c417a
children 8e4288c4127d
files src/share/vm/runtime/arguments.cpp src/share/vm/runtime/arguments.hpp src/share/vm/runtime/globals.hpp src/share/vm/runtime/java.hpp test/TEST.groups test/gc/startup_warnings/TestDefaultMaxRAMFraction.java test/gc/startup_warnings/TestNoParNew.java test/gc/startup_warnings/TestParNewCMS.java test/runtime/CommandLine/ObsoleteFlagErrorMessage.java test/runtime/CommandLine/VMAliasOptions.java test/runtime/CommandLine/VMDeprecatedOptions.java test/runtime/NMT/AutoshutdownNMT.java test/testlibrary/jdk/test/lib/cli/CommandLineOptionTest.java
diffstat 13 files changed, 736 insertions(+), 384 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/arguments.cpp	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/arguments.cpp	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -118,7 +118,7 @@
 // part of the option string.
 static bool match_option(const JavaVMOption *option, const char* name,
                          const char** tail) {
-  int len = (int)strlen(name);
+  size_t len = strlen(name);
   if (strncmp(option->optionString, name, len) == 0) {
     *tail = option->optionString + len;
     return true;
@@ -219,11 +219,9 @@
 void Arguments::init_version_specific_system_properties() {
   enum { bufsz = 16 };
   char buffer[bufsz];
-  const char* spec_vendor = "Sun Microsystems Inc.";
-  uint32_t spec_version = 0;
-
-  spec_vendor = "Oracle Corporation";
-  spec_version = JDK_Version::current().major_version();
+  const char* spec_vendor = "Oracle Corporation";
+  uint32_t spec_version = JDK_Version::current().major_version();
+
   jio_snprintf(buffer, bufsz, "1." UINT32_FORMAT, spec_version);
 
   PropertyList_add(&_system_properties,
@@ -234,75 +232,290 @@
       new SystemProperty("java.vm.vendor", VM_Version::vm_vendor(),  false));
 }
 
-/**
- * Provide a slightly more user-friendly way of eliminating -XX flags.
- * When a flag is eliminated, it can be added to this list in order to
- * continue accepting this flag on the command-line, while issuing a warning
- * and ignoring the value.  Once the JDK version reaches the 'accept_until'
- * limit, we flatly refuse to admit the existence of the flag.  This allows
- * a flag to die correctly over JDK releases using HSX.
- * But now that HSX is no longer supported only options with a future
- * accept_until value need to be listed, and the list can be pruned
- * on each major release.
+/*
+ *  -XX argument processing:
+ *
+ *  -XX arguments are defined in several places, such as:
+ *      globals.hpp, globals_<cpu>.hpp, globals_<os>.hpp, <compiler>_globals.hpp, or <gc>_globals.hpp.
+ *  -XX arguments are parsed in parse_argument().
+ *  -XX argument bounds checking is done in check_vm_args_consistency().
+ *
+ * Over time -XX arguments may change. There are mechanisms to handle common cases:
+ *
+ *      ALIASED: An option that is simply another name for another option. This is often
+ *               part of the process of deprecating a flag, but not all aliases need
+ *               to be deprecated.
+ *
+ *               Create an alias for an option by adding the old and new option names to the
+ *               "aliased_jvm_flags" table. Delete the old variable from globals.hpp (etc).
+ *
+ *   DEPRECATED: An option that is supported, but a warning is printed to let the user know that
+ *               support may be removed in the future. Both regular and aliased options may be
+ *               deprecated.
+ *
+ *               Add a deprecation warning for an option (or alias) by adding an entry in the
+ *               "special_jvm_flags" table and setting the "deprecated_in" field.
+ *               Often an option "deprecated" in one major release will
+ *               be made "obsolete" in the next. In this case the entry should also have it's
+ *               "obsolete_in" field set.
+ *
+ *     OBSOLETE: An option that has been removed (and deleted from globals.hpp), but is still accepted
+ *               on the command line. A warning is printed to let the user know that option might not
+ *               be accepted in the future.
+ *
+ *               Add an obsolete warning for an option by adding an entry in the "special_jvm_flags"
+ *               table and setting the "obsolete_in" field.
+ *
+ *      EXPIRED: A deprecated or obsolete option that has an "accept_until" version less than or equal
+ *               to the current JDK version. The system will flatly refuse to admit the existence of
+ *               the flag. This allows a flag to die automatically over JDK releases.
+ *
+ *               Note that manual cleanup of expired options should be done at major JDK version upgrades:
+ *                  - Newly expired options should be removed from the special_jvm_flags and aliased_jvm_flags tables.
+ *                  - Newly obsolete or expired deprecated options should have their global variable
+ *                    definitions removed (from globals.hpp, etc) and related implementations removed.
+ *
+ * Recommended approach for removing options:
+ *
+ * To remove options commonly used by customers (e.g. product, commercial -XX options), use
+ * the 3-step model adding major release numbers to the deprecate, obsolete and expire columns.
+ *
+ * To remove internal options (e.g. diagnostic, experimental, develop options), use
+ * a 2-step model adding major release numbers to the obsolete and expire columns.
+ *
+ * To change the name of an option, use the alias table as well as a 2-step
+ * model adding major release numbers to the deprecate and expire columns.
+ * Think twice about aliasing commonly used customer options.
+ *
+ * There are times when it is appropriate to leave a future release number as undefined.
+ *
+ * Tests:  Aliases should be tested in VMAliasOptions.java.
+ *         Deprecated options should be tested in VMDeprecatedOptions.java.
  */
+
+// Obsolete or deprecated -XX flag.
 typedef struct {
   const char* name;
-  JDK_Version obsoleted_in; // when the flag went away
-  JDK_Version accept_until; // which version to start denying the existence
-} ObsoleteFlag;
-
-static ObsoleteFlag obsolete_jvm_flags[] = {
-  { "UseOldInlining",                JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "SafepointPollOffset",           JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "UseBoundThreads",               JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "DefaultThreadPriority",         JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "NoYieldsInMicrolock",           JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "BackEdgeThreshold",             JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "UseNewReflection",              JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "ReflectionWrapResolutionErrors",JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "VerifyReflectionBytecodes",     JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "AutoShutdownNMT",               JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "NmethodSweepFraction",          JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "NmethodSweepCheckInterval",     JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "CodeCacheMinimumFreeSpace",     JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  JDK_Version deprecated_in; // When the deprecation warning started (or "undefined").
+  JDK_Version obsolete_in;   // When the obsolete warning started (or "undefined").
+  JDK_Version expired_in;    // When the option expires (or "undefined").
+} SpecialFlag;
+
+// The special_jvm_flags table declares options that are being deprecated and/or obsoleted. The
+// "deprecated_in" or "obsolete_in" fields may be set to "undefined", but not both.
+// When the JDK version reaches 'deprecated_in' limit, the JVM will process this flag on
+// the command-line as usual, but will issue a warning.
+// When the JDK version reaches 'obsolete_in' limit, the JVM will continue accepting this flag on
+// the command-line, while issuing a warning and ignoring the flag value.
+// Once the JDK version reaches 'expired_in' limit, the JVM will flatly refuse to admit the
+// existence of the flag.
+//
+// MANUAL CLEANUP ON JDK VERSION UPDATES:
+// This table ensures that the handling of options will update automatically when the JDK
+// version is incremented, but the source code needs to be cleanup up manually:
+// - As "deprecated" options age into "obsolete" or "expired" options, the associated "globals"
+//   variable should be removed, as well as users of the variable.
+// - As "deprecated" options age into "obsolete" options, move the entry into the
+//   "Obsolete Flags" section of the table.
+// - All expired options should be removed from the table.
+static SpecialFlag const special_jvm_flags[] = {
+  // -------------- Deprecated Flags --------------
+  // --- Non-alias flags - sorted by obsolete_in then expired_in:
+  { "MaxGCMinorPauseMillis",        JDK_Version::jdk(8), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::undefined() },
+  { "UseParNewGC",                  JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+
+  // --- Deprecated alias flags (see also aliased_jvm_flags) - sorted by obsolete_in then expired_in:
+  { "DefaultMaxRAMFraction",        JDK_Version::jdk(8), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::undefined() },
+  { "CreateMinidumpOnCrash",        JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::undefined() },
+  { "CMSMarkStackSizeMax",          JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "CMSMarkStackSize",             JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "G1MarkStackSize",              JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "ParallelMarkingThreads",       JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "ParallelCMSThreads",           JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+
+  // -------------- Obsolete Flags - sorted by expired_in --------------
+  { "UseOldInlining",                JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "SafepointPollOffset",           JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "UseBoundThreads",               JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "DefaultThreadPriority",         JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "NoYieldsInMicrolock",           JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "BackEdgeThreshold",             JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "UseNewReflection",              JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "ReflectionWrapResolutionErrors",JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "VerifyReflectionBytecodes",     JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "AutoShutdownNMT",               JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "NmethodSweepFraction",          JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "NmethodSweepCheckInterval",     JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "CodeCacheMinimumFreeSpace",     JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
 #ifndef ZERO
-  { "UseFastAccessorMethods",        JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "UseFastEmptyMethods",           JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "UseFastAccessorMethods",        JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "UseFastEmptyMethods",           JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
 #endif // ZERO
-  { "UseCompilerSafepoints",         JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "AdaptiveSizePausePolicy",       JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "ParallelGCRetainPLAB",          JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "ThreadSafetyMargin",            JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "LazyBootClassLoader",           JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "StarvationMonitorInterval",     JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
-  { "PreInflateSpin",                JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "UseCompilerSafepoints",         JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "AdaptiveSizePausePolicy",       JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "ParallelGCRetainPLAB",          JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "ThreadSafetyMargin",            JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "LazyBootClassLoader",           JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "StarvationMonitorInterval",     JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+  { "PreInflateSpin",                JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(10) },
+
+#ifdef TEST_VERIFY_SPECIAL_JVM_FLAGS
+  { "dep > obs",                    JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(8), JDK_Version::undefined() },
+  { "dep > exp ",                   JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(8) },
+  { "obs > exp ",                   JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::jdk(8) },
+  { "not deprecated or obsolete",   JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9) },
+  { "dup option",                   JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::undefined() },
+  { "dup option",                   JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::undefined() },
+  { "BytecodeVerificationRemote",   JDK_Version::undefined(), JDK_Version::jdk(9), JDK_Version::undefined() },
+#endif
+
   { NULL, JDK_Version(0), JDK_Version(0) }
 };
 
-// Returns true if the flag is obsolete and fits into the range specified
-// for being ignored.  In the case that the flag is ignored, the 'version'
-// value is filled in with the version number when the flag became
-// obsolete so that that value can be displayed to the user.
-bool Arguments::is_newly_obsolete(const char *s, JDK_Version* version) {
-  int i = 0;
+// Flags that are aliases for other flags.
+typedef struct {
+  const char* alias_name;
+  const char* real_name;
+} AliasedFlag;
+
+static AliasedFlag const aliased_jvm_flags[] = {
+  { "DefaultMaxRAMFraction",    "MaxRAMFraction"    },
+  { "CMSMarkStackSizeMax",      "MarkStackSizeMax"  },
+  { "CMSMarkStackSize",         "MarkStackSize"     },
+  { "G1MarkStackSize",          "MarkStackSize"     },
+  { "ParallelMarkingThreads",   "ConcGCThreads"     },
+  { "ParallelCMSThreads",       "ConcGCThreads"     },
+  { "CreateMinidumpOnCrash",    "CreateCoredumpOnCrash" },
+  { NULL, NULL}
+};
+
+// Return true if "v" is less than "other", where "other" may be "undefined".
+static bool version_less_than(JDK_Version v, JDK_Version other) {
+  assert(!v.is_undefined(), "must be defined");
+  if (!other.is_undefined() && v.compare(other) >= 0) {
+    return false;
+  } else {
+    return true;
+  }
+}
+
+static bool lookup_special_flag(const char *flag_name, SpecialFlag& flag) {
+  for (size_t i = 0; special_jvm_flags[i].name != NULL; i++) {
+    if ((strcmp(special_jvm_flags[i].name, flag_name) == 0)) {
+      flag = special_jvm_flags[i];
+      return true;
+    }
+  }
+  return false;
+}
+
+bool Arguments::is_obsolete_flag(const char *flag_name, JDK_Version* version) {
   assert(version != NULL, "Must provide a version buffer");
-  while (obsolete_jvm_flags[i].name != NULL) {
-    const ObsoleteFlag& flag_status = obsolete_jvm_flags[i];
-    // <flag>=xxx form
-    // [-|+]<flag> form
-    size_t len = strlen(flag_status.name);
-    if ((strncmp(flag_status.name, s, len) == 0) &&
-        (strlen(s) == len)){
-      if (JDK_Version::current().compare(flag_status.accept_until) == -1) {
-          *version = flag_status.obsoleted_in;
-          return true;
+  SpecialFlag flag;
+  if (lookup_special_flag(flag_name, flag)) {
+    if (!flag.obsolete_in.is_undefined()) {
+      if (version_less_than(JDK_Version::current(), flag.expired_in)) {
+        *version = flag.obsolete_in;
+        return true;
       }
     }
-    i++;
   }
   return false;
 }
 
+int Arguments::is_deprecated_flag(const char *flag_name, JDK_Version* version) {
+  assert(version != NULL, "Must provide a version buffer");
+  SpecialFlag flag;
+  if (lookup_special_flag(flag_name, flag)) {
+    if (!flag.deprecated_in.is_undefined()) {
+      if (version_less_than(JDK_Version::current(), flag.obsolete_in) &&
+          version_less_than(JDK_Version::current(), flag.expired_in)) {
+        *version = flag.deprecated_in;
+        return 1;
+      } else {
+        return -1;
+      }
+    }
+  }
+  return 0;
+}
+
+const char* Arguments::real_flag_name(const char *flag_name) {
+  for (size_t i = 0; aliased_jvm_flags[i].alias_name != NULL; i++) {
+    const AliasedFlag& flag_status = aliased_jvm_flags[i];
+    if (strcmp(flag_status.alias_name, flag_name) == 0) {
+        return flag_status.real_name;
+    }
+  }
+  return flag_name;
+}
+
+#ifndef PRODUCT
+static bool lookup_special_flag(const char *flag_name, size_t skip_index) {
+  for (size_t i = 0; special_jvm_flags[i].name != NULL; i++) {
+    if ((i != skip_index) && (strcmp(special_jvm_flags[i].name, flag_name) == 0)) {
+      return true;
+    }
+  }
+  return false;
+}
+
+static bool verify_special_jvm_flags() {
+  bool success = true;
+  for (size_t i = 0; special_jvm_flags[i].name != NULL; i++) {
+    const SpecialFlag& flag = special_jvm_flags[i];
+    if (lookup_special_flag(flag.name, i)) {
+      warning("Duplicate special flag declaration \"%s\"", flag.name);
+      success = false;
+    }
+    if (flag.deprecated_in.is_undefined() &&
+        flag.obsolete_in.is_undefined()) {
+      warning("Special flag entry \"%s\" must declare version deprecated and/or obsoleted in.", flag.name);
+      success = false;
+    }
+
+    if (!flag.deprecated_in.is_undefined()) {
+      if (!version_less_than(flag.deprecated_in, flag.obsolete_in)) {
+        warning("Special flag entry \"%s\" must be deprecated before obsoleted.", flag.name);
+        success = false;
+      }
+
+      if (!version_less_than(flag.deprecated_in, flag.expired_in)) {
+        warning("Special flag entry \"%s\" must be deprecated before expired.", flag.name);
+        success = false;
+      }
+    }
+
+    if (!flag.obsolete_in.is_undefined()) {
+      if (!version_less_than(flag.obsolete_in, flag.expired_in)) {
+        warning("Special flag entry \"%s\" must be obsoleted before expired.", flag.name);
+        success = false;
+      }
+
+      // if flag has become obsolete it should not have a "globals" flag defined anymore.
+      if (!version_less_than(JDK_Version::current(), flag.obsolete_in)) {
+        if (Flag::find_flag(flag.name) != NULL) {
+          warning("Global variable for obsolete special flag entry \"%s\" should be removed", flag.name);
+          success = false;
+        }
+      }
+    }
+
+    if (!flag.expired_in.is_undefined()) {
+      // if flag has become expired it should not have a "globals" flag defined anymore.
+      if (!version_less_than(JDK_Version::current(), flag.expired_in)) {
+        if (Flag::find_flag(flag.name) != NULL) {
+          warning("Global variable for expired flag entry \"%s\" should be removed", flag.name);
+          success = false;
+        }
+      }
+    }
+
+  }
+  return success;
+}
+#endif
+
 // Constructs the system class path (aka boot class path) from the following
 // components, in order:
 //
@@ -571,7 +784,7 @@
   }
 }
 
-static bool set_bool_flag(char* name, bool value, Flag::Flags origin) {
+static bool set_bool_flag(const char* name, bool value, Flag::Flags origin) {
   if (CommandLineFlags::boolAtPut(name, &value, origin) == Flag::SUCCESS) {
     return true;
   } else {
@@ -579,7 +792,7 @@
   }
 }
 
-static bool set_fp_numeric_flag(char* name, char* value, Flag::Flags origin) {
+static bool set_fp_numeric_flag(const char* name, char* value, Flag::Flags origin) {
   double v;
   if (sscanf(value, "%lf", &v) != 1) {
     return false;
@@ -591,7 +804,7 @@
   return false;
 }
 
-static bool set_numeric_flag(char* name, char* value, Flag::Flags origin) {
+static bool set_numeric_flag(const char* name, char* value, Flag::Flags origin) {
   julong v;
   int int_v;
   intx intx_v;
@@ -640,14 +853,14 @@
   return false;
 }
 
-static bool set_string_flag(char* name, const char* value, Flag::Flags origin) {
+static bool set_string_flag(const char* name, const char* value, Flag::Flags origin) {
   if (CommandLineFlags::ccstrAtPut(name, &value, origin) != Flag::SUCCESS) return false;
   // Contract:  CommandLineFlags always returns a pointer that needs freeing.
   FREE_C_HEAP_ARRAY(char, value);
   return true;
 }
 
-static bool append_to_string_flag(char* name, const char* new_value, Flag::Flags origin) {
+static bool append_to_string_flag(const char* name, const char* new_value, Flag::Flags origin) {
   const char* old_value = "";
   if (CommandLineFlags::ccstrAt(name, &old_value) != Flag::SUCCESS) return false;
   size_t old_len = old_value != NULL ? strlen(old_value) : 0;
@@ -675,6 +888,33 @@
   return true;
 }
 
+const char* Arguments::handle_aliases_and_deprecation(const char* arg, bool warn) {
+  const char* real_name = real_flag_name(arg);
+  JDK_Version since = JDK_Version();
+  switch (is_deprecated_flag(arg, &since)) {
+    case -1:
+      return NULL; // obsolete or expired, don't process normally
+    case 0:
+      return real_name;
+    case 1: {
+      if (warn) {
+        char version[256];
+        since.to_string(version, sizeof(version));
+        if (real_name != arg) {
+          warning("Option %s was deprecated in version %s and will likely be removed in a future release. Use option %s instead.",
+                  arg, version, real_name);
+        } else {
+          warning("Option %s was deprecated in version %s and will likely be removed in a future release.",
+                  arg, version);
+        }
+      }
+      return real_name;
+    }
+  }
+  ShouldNotReachHere();
+  return NULL;
+}
+
 bool Arguments::parse_argument(const char* arg, Flag::Flags origin) {
 
   // range of acceptable characters spelled out for portability reasons
@@ -682,27 +922,46 @@
 #define BUFLEN 255
   char name[BUFLEN+1];
   char dummy;
+  const char* real_name;
+  bool warn_if_deprecated = true;
 
   if (sscanf(arg, "-%" XSTR(BUFLEN) NAME_RANGE "%c", name, &dummy) == 1) {
-    return set_bool_flag(name, false, origin);
+    real_name = handle_aliases_and_deprecation(name, warn_if_deprecated);
+    if (real_name == NULL) {
+      return false;
+    }
+    return set_bool_flag(real_name, false, origin);
   }
   if (sscanf(arg, "+%" XSTR(BUFLEN) NAME_RANGE "%c", name, &dummy) == 1) {
-    return set_bool_flag(name, true, origin);
+    real_name = handle_aliases_and_deprecation(name, warn_if_deprecated);
+    if (real_name == NULL) {
+      return false;
+    }
+    return set_bool_flag(real_name, true, origin);
   }
 
   char punct;
   if (sscanf(arg, "%" XSTR(BUFLEN) NAME_RANGE "%c", name, &punct) == 2 && punct == '=') {
     const char* value = strchr(arg, '=') + 1;
-    Flag* flag = Flag::find_flag(name, strlen(name));
+    Flag* flag;
+
+    // this scanf pattern matches both strings (handled here) and numbers (handled later))
+    real_name = handle_aliases_and_deprecation(name, warn_if_deprecated);
+    if (real_name == NULL) {
+      return false;
+    }
+    flag = Flag::find_flag(real_name);
     if (flag != NULL && flag->is_ccstr()) {
       if (flag->ccstr_accumulates()) {
-        return append_to_string_flag(name, value, origin);
+        return append_to_string_flag(real_name, value, origin);
       } else {
         if (value[0] == '\0') {
           value = NULL;
         }
-        return set_string_flag(name, value, origin);
+        return set_string_flag(real_name, value, origin);
       }
+    } else {
+      warn_if_deprecated = false; // if arg is deprecated, we've already done warning...
     }
   }
 
@@ -712,7 +971,11 @@
     if (value[0] == '\0') {
       value = NULL;
     }
-    return set_string_flag(name, value, origin);
+    real_name = handle_aliases_and_deprecation(name, warn_if_deprecated);
+    if (real_name == NULL) {
+      return false;
+    }
+    return set_string_flag(real_name, value, origin);
   }
 
 #define SIGNED_FP_NUMBER_RANGE "[-0123456789.]"
@@ -723,13 +986,21 @@
   if (sscanf(arg, "%" XSTR(BUFLEN) NAME_RANGE "=" "%" XSTR(BUFLEN) SIGNED_NUMBER_RANGE "." "%" XSTR(BUFLEN) NUMBER_RANGE "%c", name, value, value2, &dummy) == 3) {
     // Looks like a floating-point number -- try again with more lenient format string
     if (sscanf(arg, "%" XSTR(BUFLEN) NAME_RANGE "=" "%" XSTR(BUFLEN) SIGNED_FP_NUMBER_RANGE "%c", name, value, &dummy) == 2) {
-      return set_fp_numeric_flag(name, value, origin);
+      real_name = handle_aliases_and_deprecation(name, warn_if_deprecated);
+      if (real_name == NULL) {
+        return false;
+      }
+      return set_fp_numeric_flag(real_name, value, origin);
     }
   }
 
 #define VALUE_RANGE "[-kmgtxKMGTX0123456789abcdefABCDEF]"
   if (sscanf(arg, "%" XSTR(BUFLEN) NAME_RANGE "=" "%" XSTR(BUFLEN) VALUE_RANGE "%c", name, value, &dummy) == 2) {
-    return set_numeric_flag(name, value, origin);
+    real_name = handle_aliases_and_deprecation(name, warn_if_deprecated);
+    if (real_name == NULL) {
+      return false;
+    }
+    return set_numeric_flag(real_name, value, origin);
   }
 
   return false;
@@ -837,8 +1108,8 @@
 }
 
 bool Arguments::process_argument(const char* arg,
-    jboolean ignore_unrecognized, Flag::Flags origin) {
-
+                                 jboolean ignore_unrecognized,
+                                 Flag::Flags origin) {
   JDK_Version since = JDK_Version();
 
   if (parse_argument(arg, origin) || ignore_unrecognized) {
@@ -864,10 +1135,10 @@
     strncpy(stripped_argname, argname, arg_len);
     stripped_argname[arg_len] = '\0';  // strncpy may not null terminate.
 
-    if (is_newly_obsolete(stripped_argname, &since)) {
+    if (is_obsolete_flag(stripped_argname, &since)) {
       char version[256];
       since.to_string(version, sizeof(version));
-      warning("ignoring option %s; support was removed in %s", stripped_argname, version);
+      warning("Ignoring option %s; support was removed in %s", stripped_argname, version);
       return true;
     }
   }
@@ -1235,7 +1506,7 @@
 static void disable_adaptive_size_policy(const char* collector_name) {
   if (UseAdaptiveSizePolicy) {
     if (FLAG_IS_CMDLINE(UseAdaptiveSizePolicy)) {
-      warning("disabling UseAdaptiveSizePolicy; it is incompatible with %s.",
+      warning("Disabling UseAdaptiveSizePolicy; it is incompatible with %s.",
               collector_name);
     }
     FLAG_SET_DEFAULT(UseAdaptiveSizePolicy, false);
@@ -1707,7 +1978,6 @@
   } else if (UseG1GC) {
     set_g1_gc_flags();
   }
-  check_deprecated_gc_flags();
   if (AssumeMP && !UseSerialGC) {
     if (FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(ParallelGCThreads) && ParallelGCThreads == 1) {
       warning("If the number of processors is expected to increase from one, then"
@@ -1737,11 +2007,6 @@
 static const size_t DefaultHeapBaseMinAddress = HeapBaseMinAddress;
 
 void Arguments::set_heap_size() {
-  if (!FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(DefaultMaxRAMFraction)) {
-    // Deprecated flag
-    FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(uintx, MaxRAMFraction, DefaultMaxRAMFraction);
-  }
-
   const julong phys_mem =
     FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(MaxRAM) ? MIN2(os::physical_memory(), (julong)MaxRAM)
                             : (julong)MaxRAM;
@@ -1844,6 +2109,122 @@
   }
 }
 
+// This option inspects the machine and attempts to set various
+// parameters to be optimal for long-running, memory allocation
+// intensive jobs.  It is intended for machines with large
+// amounts of cpu and memory.
+jint Arguments::set_aggressive_heap_flags() {
+  // initHeapSize is needed since _initial_heap_size is 4 bytes on a 32 bit
+  // VM, but we may not be able to represent the total physical memory
+  // available (like having 8gb of memory on a box but using a 32bit VM).
+  // Thus, we need to make sure we're using a julong for intermediate
+  // calculations.
+  julong initHeapSize;
+  julong total_memory = os::physical_memory();
+
+  if (total_memory < (julong) 256 * M) {
+    jio_fprintf(defaultStream::error_stream(),
+            "You need at least 256mb of memory to use -XX:+AggressiveHeap\n");
+    vm_exit(1);
+  }
+
+  // The heap size is half of available memory, or (at most)
+  // all of possible memory less 160mb (leaving room for the OS
+  // when using ISM).  This is the maximum; because adaptive sizing
+  // is turned on below, the actual space used may be smaller.
+
+  initHeapSize = MIN2(total_memory / (julong) 2,
+          total_memory - (julong) 160 * M);
+
+  initHeapSize = limit_by_allocatable_memory(initHeapSize);
+
+  if (FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(MaxHeapSize)) {
+    if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, MaxHeapSize, initHeapSize) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+      return JNI_EINVAL;
+    }
+    if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, InitialHeapSize, initHeapSize) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+      return JNI_EINVAL;
+    }
+    // Currently the minimum size and the initial heap sizes are the same.
+    set_min_heap_size(initHeapSize);
+  }
+  if (FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(NewSize)) {
+    // Make the young generation 3/8ths of the total heap.
+    if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, NewSize,
+            ((julong) MaxHeapSize / (julong) 8) * (julong) 3) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+      return JNI_EINVAL;
+    }
+    if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, MaxNewSize, NewSize) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+      return JNI_EINVAL;
+    }
+  }
+
+#if !defined(_ALLBSD_SOURCE) && !defined(AIX)  // UseLargePages is not yet supported on BSD and AIX.
+  FLAG_SET_DEFAULT(UseLargePages, true);
+#endif
+
+  // Increase some data structure sizes for efficiency
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, BaseFootPrintEstimate, MaxHeapSize) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, ResizeTLAB, false) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, TLABSize, 256 * K) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+
+  // See the OldPLABSize comment below, but replace 'after promotion'
+  // with 'after copying'.  YoungPLABSize is the size of the survivor
+  // space per-gc-thread buffers.  The default is 4kw.
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, YoungPLABSize, 256 * K) != Flag::SUCCESS) { // Note: this is in words
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+
+  // OldPLABSize is the size of the buffers in the old gen that
+  // UseParallelGC uses to promote live data that doesn't fit in the
+  // survivor spaces.  At any given time, there's one for each gc thread.
+  // The default size is 1kw. These buffers are rarely used, since the
+  // survivor spaces are usually big enough.  For specjbb, however, there
+  // are occasions when there's lots of live data in the young gen
+  // and we end up promoting some of it.  We don't have a definite
+  // explanation for why bumping OldPLABSize helps, but the theory
+  // is that a bigger PLAB results in retaining something like the
+  // original allocation order after promotion, which improves mutator
+  // locality.  A minor effect may be that larger PLABs reduce the
+  // number of PLAB allocation events during gc.  The value of 8kw
+  // was arrived at by experimenting with specjbb.
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, OldPLABSize, 8 * K) != Flag::SUCCESS) { // Note: this is in words
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+
+  // Enable parallel GC and adaptive generation sizing
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, UseParallelGC, true) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+  FLAG_SET_DEFAULT(ParallelGCThreads,
+          Abstract_VM_Version::parallel_worker_threads());
+
+  // Encourage steady state memory management
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(uintx, ThresholdTolerance, 100) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+
+  // This appears to improve mutator locality
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, ScavengeBeforeFullGC, false) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+
+  // Get around early Solaris scheduling bug
+  // (affinity vs other jobs on system)
+  // but disallow DR and offlining (5008695).
+  if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, BindGCTaskThreadsToCPUs, true) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
+    return JNI_EINVAL;
+  }
+
+  return JNI_OK;
+}
+
 // This must be called after ergonomics.
 void Arguments::set_bytecode_flags() {
   if (!RewriteBytecodes) {
@@ -2027,20 +2408,6 @@
   return true;
 }
 
-void Arguments::check_deprecated_gc_flags() {
-  if (FLAG_IS_CMDLINE(UseParNewGC)) {
-    warning("The UseParNewGC flag is deprecated and will likely be removed in a future release");
-  }
-  if (FLAG_IS_CMDLINE(MaxGCMinorPauseMillis)) {
-    warning("Using MaxGCMinorPauseMillis as minor pause goal is deprecated"
-            "and will likely be removed in future release");
-  }
-  if (FLAG_IS_CMDLINE(DefaultMaxRAMFraction)) {
-    warning("DefaultMaxRAMFraction is deprecated and will likely be removed in a future release. "
-        "Use MaxRAMFraction instead.");
-  }
-}
-
 // Check the consistency of vm_init_args
 bool Arguments::check_vm_args_consistency() {
   // Method for adding checks for flag consistency.
@@ -2576,7 +2943,7 @@
       // All these options are deprecated in JDK 9 and will be removed in a future release
       char version[256];
       JDK_Version::jdk(9).to_string(version, sizeof(version));
-      warning("ignoring option %s; support was removed in %s", option->optionString, version);
+      warning("Ignoring option %s; support was removed in %s", option->optionString, version);
     } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:CodeCacheExpansionSize=", &tail)) {
       julong long_CodeCacheExpansionSize = 0;
       ArgsRange errcode = parse_memory_size(tail, &long_CodeCacheExpansionSize, os::vm_page_size());
@@ -2843,120 +3210,10 @@
       _abort_hook = CAST_TO_FN_PTR(abort_hook_t, option->extraInfo);
     // -XX:+AggressiveHeap
     } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:+AggressiveHeap")) {
-
-      // This option inspects the machine and attempts to set various
-      // parameters to be optimal for long-running, memory allocation
-      // intensive jobs.  It is intended for machines with large
-      // amounts of cpu and memory.
-
-      // initHeapSize is needed since _initial_heap_size is 4 bytes on a 32 bit
-      // VM, but we may not be able to represent the total physical memory
-      // available (like having 8gb of memory on a box but using a 32bit VM).
-      // Thus, we need to make sure we're using a julong for intermediate
-      // calculations.
-      julong initHeapSize;
-      julong total_memory = os::physical_memory();
-
-      if (total_memory < (julong)256*M) {
-        jio_fprintf(defaultStream::error_stream(),
-                    "You need at least 256mb of memory to use -XX:+AggressiveHeap\n");
-        vm_exit(1);
+      jint result = set_aggressive_heap_flags();
+      if (result != JNI_OK) {
+          return result;
       }
-
-      // The heap size is half of available memory, or (at most)
-      // all of possible memory less 160mb (leaving room for the OS
-      // when using ISM).  This is the maximum; because adaptive sizing
-      // is turned on below, the actual space used may be smaller.
-
-      initHeapSize = MIN2(total_memory / (julong)2,
-                          total_memory - (julong)160*M);
-
-      initHeapSize = limit_by_allocatable_memory(initHeapSize);
-
-      if (FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(MaxHeapSize)) {
-         if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, MaxHeapSize, initHeapSize) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-           return JNI_EINVAL;
-         }
-         if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, InitialHeapSize, initHeapSize) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-           return JNI_EINVAL;
-         }
-         // Currently the minimum size and the initial heap sizes are the same.
-         set_min_heap_size(initHeapSize);
-      }
-      if (FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(NewSize)) {
-         // Make the young generation 3/8ths of the total heap.
-         if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, NewSize,
-                                ((julong)MaxHeapSize / (julong)8) * (julong)3) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-           return JNI_EINVAL;
-         }
-         if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, MaxNewSize, NewSize) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-           return JNI_EINVAL;
-         }
-      }
-
-#if !defined(_ALLBSD_SOURCE) && !defined(AIX)  // UseLargePages is not yet supported on BSD and AIX.
-      FLAG_SET_DEFAULT(UseLargePages, true);
-#endif
-
-      // Increase some data structure sizes for efficiency
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, BaseFootPrintEstimate, MaxHeapSize) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, ResizeTLAB, false) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, TLABSize, 256*K) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-
-      // See the OldPLABSize comment below, but replace 'after promotion'
-      // with 'after copying'.  YoungPLABSize is the size of the survivor
-      // space per-gc-thread buffers.  The default is 4kw.
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, YoungPLABSize, 256*K) != Flag::SUCCESS) {      // Note: this is in words
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-
-      // OldPLABSize is the size of the buffers in the old gen that
-      // UseParallelGC uses to promote live data that doesn't fit in the
-      // survivor spaces.  At any given time, there's one for each gc thread.
-      // The default size is 1kw. These buffers are rarely used, since the
-      // survivor spaces are usually big enough.  For specjbb, however, there
-      // are occasions when there's lots of live data in the young gen
-      // and we end up promoting some of it.  We don't have a definite
-      // explanation for why bumping OldPLABSize helps, but the theory
-      // is that a bigger PLAB results in retaining something like the
-      // original allocation order after promotion, which improves mutator
-      // locality.  A minor effect may be that larger PLABs reduce the
-      // number of PLAB allocation events during gc.  The value of 8kw
-      // was arrived at by experimenting with specjbb.
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, OldPLABSize, 8*K) != Flag::SUCCESS) {  // Note: this is in words
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-
-      // Enable parallel GC and adaptive generation sizing
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, UseParallelGC, true) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-      FLAG_SET_DEFAULT(ParallelGCThreads,
-                       Abstract_VM_Version::parallel_worker_threads());
-
-      // Encourage steady state memory management
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(uintx, ThresholdTolerance, 100) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-
-      // This appears to improve mutator locality
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, ScavengeBeforeFullGC, false) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-
-      // Get around early Solaris scheduling bug
-      // (affinity vs other jobs on system)
-      // but disallow DR and offlining (5008695).
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, BindGCTaskThreadsToCPUs, true) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-
     // Need to keep consistency of MaxTenuringThreshold and AlwaysTenure/NeverTenure;
     // and the last option wins.
     } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:+NeverTenure")) {
@@ -3049,52 +3306,6 @@
         return JNI_EINVAL;
       }
 #endif
-    } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:CMSMarkStackSize=", &tail) ||
-               match_option(option, "-XX:G1MarkStackSize=", &tail)) {
-      julong stack_size = 0;
-      ArgsRange errcode = parse_memory_size(tail, &stack_size, 1);
-      if (errcode != arg_in_range) {
-        jio_fprintf(defaultStream::error_stream(),
-                    "Invalid mark stack size: %s\n", option->optionString);
-        describe_range_error(errcode);
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-      jio_fprintf(defaultStream::error_stream(),
-        "Please use -XX:MarkStackSize in place of "
-        "-XX:CMSMarkStackSize or -XX:G1MarkStackSize in the future\n");
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, MarkStackSize, stack_size) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-    } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:CMSMarkStackSizeMax=", &tail)) {
-      julong max_stack_size = 0;
-      ArgsRange errcode = parse_memory_size(tail, &max_stack_size, 1);
-      if (errcode != arg_in_range) {
-        jio_fprintf(defaultStream::error_stream(),
-                    "Invalid maximum mark stack size: %s\n",
-                    option->optionString);
-        describe_range_error(errcode);
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-      jio_fprintf(defaultStream::error_stream(),
-         "Please use -XX:MarkStackSizeMax in place of "
-         "-XX:CMSMarkStackSizeMax in the future\n");
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(size_t, MarkStackSizeMax, max_stack_size) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-    } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:ParallelMarkingThreads=", &tail) ||
-               match_option(option, "-XX:ParallelCMSThreads=", &tail)) {
-      uintx conc_threads = 0;
-      if (!parse_uintx(tail, &conc_threads, 1)) {
-        jio_fprintf(defaultStream::error_stream(),
-                    "Invalid concurrent threads: %s\n", option->optionString);
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-      jio_fprintf(defaultStream::error_stream(),
-        "Please use -XX:ConcGCThreads in place of "
-        "-XX:ParallelMarkingThreads or -XX:ParallelCMSThreads in the future\n");
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(uint, ConcGCThreads, conc_threads) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
     } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:MaxDirectMemorySize=", &tail)) {
       julong max_direct_memory_size = 0;
       ArgsRange errcode = parse_memory_size(tail, &max_direct_memory_size, 0);
@@ -3114,19 +3325,6 @@
           "ManagementServer is not supported in this VM.\n");
         return JNI_ERR;
 #endif // INCLUDE_MANAGEMENT
-    // CreateMinidumpOnCrash is removed, and replaced by CreateCoredumpOnCrash
-    } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:+CreateMinidumpOnCrash")) {
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, CreateCoredumpOnCrash, true) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-      jio_fprintf(defaultStream::output_stream(),
-          "CreateMinidumpOnCrash is replaced by CreateCoredumpOnCrash: CreateCoredumpOnCrash is on\n");
-    } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:-CreateMinidumpOnCrash")) {
-      if (FLAG_SET_CMDLINE(bool, CreateCoredumpOnCrash, false) != Flag::SUCCESS) {
-        return JNI_EINVAL;
-      }
-      jio_fprintf(defaultStream::output_stream(),
-          "CreateMinidumpOnCrash is replaced by CreateCoredumpOnCrash: CreateCoredumpOnCrash is off\n");
     } else if (match_option(option, "-XX:", &tail)) { // -XX:xxxx
       // Skip -XX:Flags= and -XX:VMOptionsFile= since those cases have
       // already been handled
@@ -3623,7 +3821,7 @@
 void Arguments::set_shared_spaces_flags() {
   if (DumpSharedSpaces) {
     if (RequireSharedSpaces) {
-      warning("cannot dump shared archive while using shared archive");
+      warning("Cannot dump shared archive while using shared archive");
     }
     UseSharedSpaces = false;
 #ifdef _LP64
@@ -3848,6 +4046,7 @@
 // Parse entry point called from JNI_CreateJavaVM
 
 jint Arguments::parse(const JavaVMInitArgs* args) {
+  assert(verify_special_jvm_flags(), "deprecated and obsolete flag table inconsistent");
 
   // Initialize ranges and constraints
   CommandLineFlagRangeList::init();
@@ -3984,7 +4183,7 @@
 
   if (ScavengeRootsInCode == 0) {
     if (!FLAG_IS_DEFAULT(ScavengeRootsInCode)) {
-      warning("forcing ScavengeRootsInCode non-zero");
+      warning("Forcing ScavengeRootsInCode non-zero");
     }
     ScavengeRootsInCode = 1;
   }
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/arguments.hpp	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/arguments.hpp	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -364,6 +364,8 @@
   // Aggressive optimization flags.
   static jint set_aggressive_opts_flags();
 
+  static jint set_aggressive_heap_flags();
+
   // Argument parsing
   static void do_pd_flag_adjustments();
   static bool parse_argument(const char* arg, Flag::Flags origin);
@@ -427,11 +429,24 @@
     short* methodsNum, short* methodsMax, char*** methods, bool** allClasses
   );
 
-  // Returns true if the string s is in the list of flags that have recently
-  // been made obsolete.  If we detect one of these flags on the command
-  // line, instead of failing we print a warning message and ignore the
-  // flag.  This gives the user a release or so to stop using the flag.
-  static bool is_newly_obsolete(const char* s, JDK_Version* buffer);
+  // Returns true if the flag is obsolete (and not yet expired).
+  // In this case the 'version' buffer is filled in with
+  // the version number when the flag became obsolete.
+  static bool is_obsolete_flag(const char* flag_name, JDK_Version* version);
+
+  // Returns 1 if the flag is deprecated (and not yet obsolete or expired).
+  //     In this case the 'version' buffer is filled in with the version number when
+  //     the flag became deprecated.
+  // Returns -1 if the flag is expired or obsolete.
+  // Returns 0 otherwise.
+  static int is_deprecated_flag(const char* flag_name, JDK_Version* version);
+
+  // Return the real name for the flag passed on the command line (either an alias name or "flag_name").
+  static const char* real_flag_name(const char *flag_name);
+
+  // Return the "real" name for option arg if arg is an alias, and print a warning if arg is deprecated.
+  // Return NULL if the arg has expired.
+  static const char* handle_aliases_and_deprecation(const char* arg, bool warn);
 
   static short  CompileOnlyClassesNum;
   static short  CompileOnlyClassesMax;
@@ -478,7 +493,6 @@
 
   // Check for consistency in the selection of the garbage collector.
   static bool check_gc_consistency();        // Check user-selected gc
-  static void check_deprecated_gc_flags();
   // Check consistency or otherwise of VM argument settings
   static bool check_vm_args_consistency();
   // Used by os_solaris
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/globals.hpp	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/globals.hpp	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -1599,7 +1599,7 @@
           "(ParallelGC only)")                                              \
                                                                             \
   product(bool, ScavengeBeforeFullGC, true,                                 \
-          "Scavenge young generation before each full GC.")                 \
+          "Scavenge youngest generation before each full GC.")              \
                                                                             \
   develop(bool, ScavengeWithObjectsInToSpace, false,                        \
           "Allow scavenges to occur when to-space contains objects")        \
@@ -2097,7 +2097,7 @@
           "promotion failure")                                              \
                                                                             \
   notproduct(bool, PromotionFailureALot, false,                             \
-          "Use promotion failure handling on every young generation "       \
+          "Use promotion failure handling on every youngest generation "    \
           "collection")                                                     \
                                                                             \
   develop(uintx, PromotionFailureALotCount, 1000,                           \
@@ -2183,11 +2183,6 @@
           "size")                                                           \
           range(1, max_uintx)                                               \
                                                                             \
-  product(uintx, DefaultMaxRAMFraction, 4,                                  \
-          "Maximum fraction (1/n) of real memory used for maximum heap "    \
-          "size; deprecated: to be renamed to MaxRAMFraction")              \
-          range(1, max_uintx)                                               \
-                                                                            \
   product(uintx, MinRAMFraction, 2,                                         \
           "Minimum fraction (1/n) of real memory used for maximum heap "    \
           "size on systems with small physical memory size")                \
--- a/src/share/vm/runtime/java.hpp	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/src/share/vm/runtime/java.hpp	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -137,6 +137,14 @@
     return JDK_Version(major, 0, 0, update_number);
   }
 
+  static JDK_Version undefined() {
+    return JDK_Version(0);
+  }
+
+  bool is_undefined() const {
+    return (_major == 0);
+  }
+
   uint8_t major_version() const          { return _major; }
   uint8_t minor_version() const          { return _minor; }
   uint8_t micro_version() const          { return _micro; }
--- a/test/TEST.groups	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/test/TEST.groups	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -190,7 +190,6 @@
   gc/g1/TestShrinkToOneRegion.java \
   gc/metaspace/G1AddMetaspaceDependency.java \
   gc/startup_warnings/TestCMS.java \
-  gc/startup_warnings/TestDefaultMaxRAMFraction.java \
   gc/startup_warnings/TestDefNewCMS.java \
   gc/startup_warnings/TestParallelGC.java \
   gc/startup_warnings/TestParallelScavengeSerialOld.java \
--- a/test/gc/startup_warnings/TestDefaultMaxRAMFraction.java	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
@@ -1,46 +0,0 @@
-/*
-* Copyright (c) 2013, 2015, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
-* DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
-*
-* This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
-* under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
-* published by the Free Software Foundation.
-*
-* This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
-* ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
-* FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
-* version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
-* accompanied this code).
-*
-* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
-* 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
-* Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
-*
-* Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
-* or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
-* questions.
-*/
-
-/*
-* @test TestDefaultMaxRAMFraction
-* @key gc
-* @bug 8021967
-* @summary Test that the deprecated TestDefaultMaxRAMFraction flag print a warning message
-* @library /testlibrary
-* @modules java.base/sun.misc
-*          java.management
-*/
-
-import jdk.test.lib.OutputAnalyzer;
-import jdk.test.lib.ProcessTools;
-
-public class TestDefaultMaxRAMFraction {
-  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
-    ProcessBuilder pb = ProcessTools.createJavaProcessBuilder("-XX:DefaultMaxRAMFraction=4", "-version");
-    OutputAnalyzer output = new OutputAnalyzer(pb.start());
-    output.shouldContain("warning: DefaultMaxRAMFraction is deprecated and will likely be removed in a future release. Use MaxRAMFraction instead.");
-    output.shouldNotContain("error");
-    output.shouldHaveExitValue(0);
-  }
-
-}
--- a/test/gc/startup_warnings/TestNoParNew.java	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
@@ -1,48 +0,0 @@
-/*
-* Copyright (c) 2014, 2015, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
-* DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
-*
-* This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
-* under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
-* published by the Free Software Foundation.
-*
-* This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
-* ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
-* FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
-* version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
-* accompanied this code).
-*
-* You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
-* 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
-* Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
-*
-* Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
-* or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
-* questions.
-*/
-
-/*
-* @test TestNoParNew
-* @key gc
-* @bug 8065972
-* @summary Test that specifying -XX:-UseParNewGC on the command line logs a warning message
-* @library /testlibrary
-* @modules java.base/sun.misc
-*          java.management
-*/
-
-import jdk.test.lib.OutputAnalyzer;
-import jdk.test.lib.ProcessTools;
-
-
-public class TestNoParNew {
-
-  public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception {
-    ProcessBuilder pb = ProcessTools.createJavaProcessBuilder("-XX:-UseParNewGC", "-version");
-    OutputAnalyzer output = new OutputAnalyzer(pb.start());
-    output.shouldContain("warning: The UseParNewGC flag is deprecated and will likely be removed in a future release");
-    output.shouldNotContain("error");
-    output.shouldHaveExitValue(0);
-  }
-
-}
--- a/test/gc/startup_warnings/TestParNewCMS.java	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/test/gc/startup_warnings/TestParNewCMS.java	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -40,7 +40,7 @@
   public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception {
     ProcessBuilder pb = ProcessTools.createJavaProcessBuilder("-XX:+UseParNewGC", "-XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC", "-version");
     OutputAnalyzer output = new OutputAnalyzer(pb.start());
-    output.shouldContain("warning: The UseParNewGC flag is deprecated and will likely be removed in a future release");
+    output.shouldContain("warning: Option UseParNewGC was deprecated in version");
     output.shouldNotContain("error");
     output.shouldHaveExitValue(0);
   }
--- a/test/runtime/CommandLine/ObsoleteFlagErrorMessage.java	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/test/runtime/CommandLine/ObsoleteFlagErrorMessage.java	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@
         "-XX:NmethodSweepFraction=10", "-version");
 
     OutputAnalyzer output2 = new OutputAnalyzer(pb2.start());
-    output2.shouldContain("ignoring option").shouldContain("support was removed");
+    output2.shouldContain("Ignoring option").shouldContain("support was removed");
     output2.shouldContain("NmethodSweepFraction");
   }
 }
--- /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/test/runtime/CommandLine/VMAliasOptions.java	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -0,0 +1,66 @@
+/*
+ * Copyright (c) 2015, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
+ *
+ * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+ * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
+ * published by the Free Software Foundation.
+ *
+ * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
+ * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
+ * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
+ * version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
+ * accompanied this code).
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
+ * 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
+ * Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
+ *
+ * Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
+ * or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
+ * questions.
+ */
+
+import jdk.test.lib.*;
+import jdk.test.lib.cli.*;
+
+/*
+ * @test
+ * @bug 8061611
+ * @summary Test that various alias options correctly set the target options. See aliased_jvm_flags in arguments.cpp.
+ * @library /testlibrary
+ */
+public class VMAliasOptions {
+
+    /**
+     * each entry is {[0]: alias name, [1]: alias target, [2]: value to set
+     * (true/false/n/string)}.
+     */
+    public static final String[][] ALIAS_OPTIONS = {
+        {"DefaultMaxRAMFraction",   "MaxRAMFraction", "1032"},
+        {"CMSMarkStackSizeMax",     "MarkStackSizeMax", "1032"},
+        {"CMSMarkStackSize",        "MarkStackSize", "1032"},
+        {"G1MarkStackSize",         "MarkStackSize", "1032"},
+        {"ParallelMarkingThreads",  "ConcGCThreads", "2"},
+        {"ParallelCMSThreads",      "ConcGCThreads", "2"},
+        {"CreateMinidumpOnCrash",   "CreateCoredumpOnCrash", "false" },
+    };
+
+    static void testAliases(String[][] optionInfo) throws Throwable {
+        String aliasNames[]     = new String[optionInfo.length];
+        String optionNames[]    = new String[optionInfo.length];
+        String expectedValues[] = new String[optionInfo.length];
+        for (int i = 0; i < optionInfo.length; i++) {
+            aliasNames[i]     = optionInfo[i][0];
+            optionNames[i]    = optionInfo[i][1];
+            expectedValues[i] = optionInfo[i][2];
+        }
+
+        OutputAnalyzer output = CommandLineOptionTest.startVMWithOptions(aliasNames, expectedValues, "-XX:+PrintFlagsFinal");
+        CommandLineOptionTest.verifyOptionValuesFromOutput(output, optionNames, expectedValues);
+    }
+
+    public static void main(String[] args) throws Throwable {
+        testAliases(ALIAS_OPTIONS);
+    }
+}
--- /dev/null	Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 1970 +0000
+++ b/test/runtime/CommandLine/VMDeprecatedOptions.java	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -0,0 +1,80 @@
+/*
+ * Copyright (c) 2015, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
+ * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
+ *
+ * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
+ * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
+ * published by the Free Software Foundation.
+ *
+ * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
+ * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
+ * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
+ * version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
+ * accompanied this code).
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
+ * 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
+ * Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
+ *
+ * Please contact Oracle, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 USA
+ * or visit www.oracle.com if you need additional information or have any
+ * questions.
+ */
+
+import jdk.test.lib.*;
+import jdk.test.lib.cli.*;
+
+/*
+ * @test
+ * @bug 8066821
+ * @summary Test that various options are deprecated. See deprecated_jvm_flags in arguments.cpp.
+ * @library /testlibrary
+ */
+public class VMDeprecatedOptions {
+
+    /**
+     * each entry is {[0]: option name, [1]: value to set
+     * (true/false/n/string)}.
+     */
+    public static final String[][] DEPRECATED_OPTIONS = {
+        // deprecated non-alias flags:
+        {"MaxGCMinorPauseMillis", "1032"},
+        {"UseParNewGC", "false"},
+
+        // deprecated alias flags (see also aliased_jvm_flags):
+        {"DefaultMaxRAMFraction", "4"},
+        {"CMSMarkStackSizeMax", "1032"},
+        {"CMSMarkStackSize", "1032"},
+        {"G1MarkStackSize", "1032"},
+        {"ParallelMarkingThreads", "2"},
+        {"ParallelCMSThreads", "2"},
+        {"CreateMinidumpOnCrash", "false"}
+    };
+
+    static String getDeprecationString(String optionName) {
+        return "Option " + optionName
+            + " was deprecated in version [\\S]+ and will likely be removed in a future release";
+    }
+
+    static void testDeprecated(String[][] optionInfo) throws Throwable {
+        String optionNames[] = new String[optionInfo.length];
+        String expectedValues[] = new String[optionInfo.length];
+        for (int i = 0; i < optionInfo.length; i++) {
+            optionNames[i] = optionInfo[i][0];
+            expectedValues[i] = optionInfo[i][1];
+        }
+
+        OutputAnalyzer output = CommandLineOptionTest.startVMWithOptions(optionNames, expectedValues);
+
+        // check for option deprecation messages:
+        output.shouldHaveExitValue(0);
+        for (String[] deprecated : optionInfo) {
+            String match = getDeprecationString(deprecated[0]);
+            output.shouldMatch(match);
+        }
+    }
+
+    public static void main(String[] args) throws Throwable {
+        testDeprecated(DEPRECATED_OPTIONS);  // Make sure that each deprecated option is mentioned in the output.
+    }
+}
--- a/test/runtime/NMT/AutoshutdownNMT.java	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/test/runtime/NMT/AutoshutdownNMT.java	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -41,6 +41,6 @@
                 "-XX:-AutoShutdownNMT",
                 "-version");
         OutputAnalyzer output = new OutputAnalyzer(pb.start());
-        output.shouldContain("ignoring option AutoShutdownNMT");
+        output.shouldContain("Ignoring option AutoShutdownNMT");
     }
 }
--- a/test/testlibrary/jdk/test/lib/cli/CommandLineOptionTest.java	Mon Sep 21 10:45:41 2015 +0200
+++ b/test/testlibrary/jdk/test/lib/cli/CommandLineOptionTest.java	Fri Sep 11 15:31:03 2015 -0400
@@ -261,6 +261,73 @@
     }
 
     /**
+     * Start VM with given options and values.
+     * Generates command line option flags from
+     * {@code optionNames} and {@code optionValues}.
+     *
+     * @param optionNames names of options to pass in
+     * @param optionValues  values of option
+     * @param additionalVMOpts additional options that should be
+     *                         passed to JVM.
+     * @return output from vm process
+     */
+    public static OutputAnalyzer startVMWithOptions(String[] optionNames,
+            String[] optionValues,
+            String... additionalVMOpts) throws Throwable {
+        List<String> vmOpts = new ArrayList<>();
+        if (optionNames == null || optionValues == null || optionNames.length != optionValues.length) {
+            throw new IllegalArgumentException("optionNames and/or optionValues");
+        }
+
+        for (int i = 0; i < optionNames.length; i++) {
+          vmOpts.add(prepareFlag(optionNames[i], optionValues[i]));
+        }
+        Collections.addAll(vmOpts, additionalVMOpts);
+        Collections.addAll(vmOpts, "-version");
+
+        ProcessBuilder processBuilder = ProcessTools.createJavaProcessBuilder(
+                vmOpts.toArray(new String[vmOpts.size()]));
+
+        return new OutputAnalyzer(processBuilder.start());
+    }
+
+    /**
+     * Verifies from the output that values of specified JVM options were the same as
+     * expected values.
+     *
+     * @param outputAnalyzer search output for expect options and values.
+     * @param optionNames names of tested options.
+     * @param expectedValues expected values of tested options.
+     * @throws Throwable if verification fails or some other issues occur.
+     */
+    public static void verifyOptionValuesFromOutput(OutputAnalyzer outputAnalyzer,
+            String[] optionNames,
+            String[] expectedValues) throws Throwable {
+        outputAnalyzer.shouldHaveExitValue(0);
+        for (int i = 0; i < optionNames.length; i++) {
+          outputAnalyzer.shouldMatch(String.format(
+                CommandLineOptionTest.PRINT_FLAGS_FINAL_FORMAT,
+                optionNames[i], expectedValues[i]));
+        }
+    }
+
+   /**
+     * Verifies that value of specified JVM options are the same as
+     * expected values.
+     * Generates command line option flags from
+     * {@code optionNames} and {@code expectedValues}.
+     *
+     * @param optionNames names of tested options.
+     * @param expectedValues expected values of tested options.
+     * @throws Throwable if verification fails or some other issues occur.
+     */
+    public static void verifyOptionValues(String[] optionNames,
+            String[] expectedValues) throws Throwable {
+       OutputAnalyzer outputAnalyzer = startVMWithOptions(optionNames, expectedValues, "-XX:+PrintFlagsFinal");
+       verifyOptionValuesFromOutput(outputAnalyzer, optionNames, expectedValues);
+    }
+
+    /**
      * Verifies that value of specified JVM when type of newly started VM
      * is the same as the type of current.
      * This method filter out option with {@code optionName}
@@ -312,6 +379,24 @@
     }
 
     /**
+     * Prepares generic command line flag with name {@code name} by setting
+     * it's value to {@code value}.
+     *
+     * @param name the name of option to be prepared
+     * @param value the value of option ("+" or "-" can be used instead of "true" or "false")
+     * @return prepared command line flag
+     */
+    public static String prepareFlag(String name, String value) {
+        if (value.equals("+") || value.equalsIgnoreCase("true")) {
+          return "-XX:+" + name;
+      } else if (value.equals("-") || value.equalsIgnoreCase("false")) {
+        return "-XX:-" + name;
+      } else {
+        return "-XX:" + name + "=" + value;
+      }
+    }
+
+    /**
      * Returns message that should occur in VM output if option
      * {@code optionName} if unrecognized.
      *