Options for general JVM functionality.

JDK strings will be passed directly to Coursier's --jvm parameter. Run cs java --available to see a list of available JVM versions on your platform.

If the string 'system' is passed, Coursier's --system-jvm option will be used instead, but note that this can lead to inconsistent behavior since the JVM version will be whatever happens to be found first on the system's PATH.

Backend: pants.backend.experimental.java
Config section: [jvm]

Basic options

resolves

--jvm-resolves="{'key1': val1, 'key2': val2, ...}"

PANTS_JVM_RESOLVES

default:
{
  "jvm-default": "3rdparty/jvm/default.lock"
}

A dictionary mapping resolve names to the path of their lockfile.


default_resolve

--jvm-default-resolve=<str>

PANTS_JVM_DEFAULT_RESOLVE

default: jvm-default

The default value used for the resolve and compatible_resolves fields.

The name must be defined as a resolve in [jvm].resolves.


debug_args

--jvm-debug-args="['<str>', '<str>', ...]"

PANTS_JVM_DEBUG_ARGS

default: []

Extra JVM arguments to use when running tests in debug mode.

For example, if you want to attach a remote debugger, use something like ['-agentlib:jdwp=transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=y,address=5005']


Advanced options

tool_jdk

--jvm-tool-jdk=<str>

PANTS_JVM_TOOL_JDK

default: temurin:1.11

The JDK to use when building and running Pants' internal JVM support code and other non-compiler tools. See jvm help for supported values.


jdk

--jvm-jdk=<str>

PANTS_JVM_JDK

default: temurin:1.11

The JDK to use.

This string will be passed directly to Coursier's --jvm parameter. Run cs java --available to see a list of available JVM versions on your platform.

If the string 'system' is passed, Coursier's --system-jvm option will be used instead, but note that this can lead to inconsistent behavior since the JVM version will be whatever happens to be found first on the system's PATH.


global_options

--jvm-global-options="['<str>', '<str>', ...]"

PANTS_JVM_GLOBAL_OPTIONS

default: []

List of JVM options to pass to all JVM processes.

Options set here will be used by any JVM processes required by Pants, with the exception of heap memory settings like -Xmx, which need to be set using [GLOBAL].process_total_child_memory_usage and [GLOBAL].process_per_child_memory_usage.


reproducible_jars

--[no-]jvm-reproducible-jars

PANTS_JVM_REPRODUCIBLE_JARS

default: False

When enabled, JAR files produced by JVM tools will have timestamps stripped.

Because some compilers do not support this step as a native operation, it can have a performance cost, and is not enabled by default.


nailgun_remote_cache_speculation_delay

--jvm-nailgun-remote-cache-speculation-delay=<int>

PANTS_JVM_NAILGUN_REMOTE_CACHE_SPECULATION_DELAY

default: 1000

The time in milliseconds to delay speculation of nailgun processes while reading from the remote cache.

When speculating, a remote cache hit will cancel the local copy of a process. But because nailgun does not natively support cancellation, that requires killing a nailgun server, which will mean that future processes take longer to warm up.

This setting allows for trading off waiting for potentially slow cache entries against potentially having to warm up a new nailgun server.


Deprecated options

None