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JDK11 GC logging issue with -Xlog:gc* (Doc ID 2505990.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 22, 2019

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 11 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Goal

With Java SE version "11.0.1" 2018-10-16 LTS, garbage collection (GC) logging throws an error and prevents the JVM from starting.  This is only seen on the Windows OS.  The issue is with the "-Xlog:gc*:file=<file_path>" flag when a Drive is specified in the file path as shown below:

 

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