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Class Data Sharing FAQ (Doc ID 2777713.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 19, 2022

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 8 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 This document answers common questions about Class Data Sharing (CDS).

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 Why use CDS?
 What type of applications benefit from using CDS?
 Why is CDS turned off? 
 What is the default mode of CDS (off/on/auto)?
 How to verify the current CDS mode setting?
 Can -Xshare:on mode be used in production environments?
 Where is the CDS shared archive stored?

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