Use this option to tune performance.

This option sets the size of each block of memory that is allocated to store the native code of compiled Java™ methods. By default, this size is selected internally according to the processor architecture and the capability of your system. The maximum value you can specify is 32 MB. If you set a value larger than 32 MB, the JIT ignores the input and sets the value to 32 MB.

Note: The JIT compiler might allocate more than one code cache for an application. Use the -Xcodecachetotal option to set the maximum amount of memory that is used by all code caches.


See Using -X command-line options for more information about specifying the <size> parameter.